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This is a discussion on Question for Midwives!! in Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM), part of Advanced Practice Nursing ... Do midwives go to hospitals? Like- I would prefer to have a midwife, I would also prefer to have...by LovelyPracticalNurse Jan 4, '12Do midwives go to hospitals?
Like- I would prefer to have a midwife, I would also prefer to have a epidural therefore I would need to be in a hospital setting (right?). Are midwives okay with these situations?
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- Jan 23, '12 by tucsonashYes, many hospitals work with midwifery groups that have privileges at their facility. This would allow you to have an epidural and deliver in a hospital but have a midwife for your practitioner. It depends on where you are in the country. I'm from a less-than-midwife-friendly (but large) city and to my knowledge there are only two hospitals here that give midwives privileges. Hope this helps!
- Jan 23, '12 by tablefor9Yes, CNMs go to hospitals, and yes, most are fine with epidurals if that's what the patient wants.
CNMs are found on every part of what I call the crunchygranola-earthybirthy continuum. Interview your providers, read alot, take childbirth classes, keep an open mind, and don't make assumptions.