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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11/18/09  3:07 pm
Commenter: Calli Curtis

Strongly desire access to midwifery care, home birth

As a mother of four children (three born at home in three different states), I feel very strongly that it is crucial to have access to midwifery care, home birth, and evidence-based information as I (and other women) make decisions regarding pregnancies, births, postpartum, and newborn care. I want to be unhindered should my husband and I choose (with my healthcare provider) that home birth is the best choice for our family, that we feel safe delivering VBAC or a breech baby at home, or other decisions that are dificult to make and yet really are OUR decision. Having evidence-based information is the best possible antidote for misinformation and it protects our freedom of choice.


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