Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Medicine
Regulations Governing the Practice of Licensed Midwives [18 VAC 85 ‑ 130]
Action Disclosure requirements for high-risk pregnancies
Comment Period Ended on 11/25/2009
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11/4/09  1:02 pm
Commenter: Maddy Oden, The Tatia Oden French Memorial Foundation

MIdwives/Homebirth/ Informed Choice

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The Tatia Oden French Memorial Foundation ( fully supports CPM's and the choice of home birth. Informed choice in birth should include ALL the risks and benefits of birth. This includes risks at home, as well as the risks of  medical interventions used in the hospitals. The choice of a mother to birth her child with a CPM at home goes to the very root of freedom of choice in this country. 

The evidence points to the safety and health benefits of both the mother and child when birthing at home,

Informed choice is a vital part of this process.


Maddy Oden, Executive Chair

The Tatia Oden French Memorial Foundation

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