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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11/5/09  9:57 pm
Commenter: maddy cassell

Knowledge for women.

Women should be given access to ALL information available as to the risks and benefits of all types of deliveries and locations.  It should be up to the individual woman to decide which risks she wants to take.  Home delivery reduces the possibility of infection and provides a superior environment.  Hospitals increase the possibility of infection but have superior facilities in case of total disaster.  Midwives work to prevent C-sections; doctors over use them to prevent malpractice suits.  Informed women can make the best choice for themselves and their families.

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