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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11/24/09  7:09 pm
Commenter: Sabrina McIntyre

Informed Concent and Certified Professional Midwives

Thank you for looking into this for all women and their children.

As a mother of 2 children, one born in the hospital with an OB and one born at home attended by 2 Certified Professional Midwives, I can state the differences in my experience of care in reference to  informed consent by both of these providers (Certified Professional Midwives and OBs).

The CPMs informed me of any and all risks, procedures and general expectations during my initial prenatal visits and any there after.  However, my experience in the hospital was quite different. I received no informed consent or risk assessment of the procedures and medications that I received while in the care of my OB before, during and after my labor and subsequent birth.

Thank you,

Sabrina McIntyre



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