Is there a reason why most CNMs don't do homebirths? - page 3

by klone

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Is it liability/insurance, or something different? I've made the decision to go back to school to get my CNM. As a former homebirther myself, the idea of attending homebirths appeals to me, but it seems very rare that CNMs... Read More


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    That's what I was going to say... too hard to find a collaborating physician most places, I think.
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    Quote from Christy72
    CNM cannot attend home births in IL. Sigh!

    http://blogcritics.org/politics/arti...ize-homebirth/
    Yes they can. I had a CNM attended homebirth there 1.5 years ago and I have three friends in the Chicago area who own their own CNM homebirth businesses.
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    CNM's can and do attend homebirths in Pennsylvania. The Pittsburgh area has no CNM's currently attending births at home because of the lack of physicians willing to be their collaborating physician. I live in the Pittsburgh area and know a couple CNM's who had homebirth practices many years ago. The eastern half of Pennsylvania has LOTS of homebirths with CNM's, but OB's seem to have a different attitude in that part of the state.
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    Quote from cnm in progress
    The eastern half of Pennsylvania has LOTS of homebirths with CNM's, but OB's seem to have a different attitude in that part of the state.
    Is that Amish country?
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    Quote from klone
    Is that Amish country?
    Yes... lots of Amish in that area. There are several thriving CNM practices in that part of the state that serve the Amish and non-Amish populations.


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