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Thank you for starting this discussion. I have two children. My first child's birth was a home birth attended by a midwife in Nevada. My second child's birth was a hospital birth in OR attended by a midwife. In Nevada my home birth was covered 100% by our insurance. After moving to Oregon our new insurance would not cover a direct entry midwife. We were financially forced to choose a midwife attended birth in the hospital.
Midwives understand the process of birth better than an OB/GYN. They are trained to recognize complications that would put mother and child in danger.
Midwives should be able to attend births for breech babies, twins and VBACs. Most women will accept the risk in order to have the birth they feel they deserve.
Delivering both of my children with my own power, will and ability left me feeling like I could take on the world.
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