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What does the midwife market look like where you live? - page 2

I'm considering midwife school but due to my geographic location it will be a great inconvience and expense. I'm just curious what the market looks like in other areas. No midwives in my area or... Read More

  1. Visit  geekgolightly profile page
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    Originally posted by Jacki, RN
    At my hospital, we did have midwives when I started...then experienced a sentinel event of one of their patients where the baby eventually died. They were all let go because the OBs did not want to cover them any longer. This is sort of sad because they were a nice alternative to the OBs.

    If you and your husband are mobile and adventerous maybe think about England. One of my coworkers who was a labor nurse recently moved to England with her family and was having a heck of a time finding a job because they staff their units with nurse midwives instead. Something to think about.
    id like to know more about this situation, if you could elaborate.
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    When the midwives had people in labor the OB doctor on-call officially covered them, but did not have to remain in the hospital. The midwife, I believe, had the patient on Pitocin, which is unusual for a midwife. There was a bad shoulder dystocia that they could not deliver vaginally. By the time the OB got there and did the section there was severe brain damage. The child ended up on a vent and I believe died a few weeks later. The group of MDs claimed them letting the midwives go had nothing to do with this event...but it was a little too coincidental. Hope that answers your question.
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    Originally posted by Jacki, RN
    When the midwives had people in labor the OB doctor on-call officially covered them, but did not have to remain in the hospital. The midwife, I believe, had the patient on Pitocin, which is unusual for a midwife. There was a bad shoulder dystocia that they could not deliver vaginally. By the time the OB got there and did the section there was severe brain damage. The child ended up on a vent and I believe died a few weeks later. The group of MDs claimed them letting the midwives go had nothing to do with this event...but it was a little too coincidental. Hope that answers your question.
    yes, thanks.

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