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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11/25/09  8:51 am
Commenter: Melissa Fawley

Informed consent for maternity care

Informed consent is critical for all women to be able to make the best choice concerning their births.  The decision has to remain with the individual woman.  I had 5 hospital births and 1 homebirth with a CPM.  The care that I received with my CPM far surpassed what I received with OBs.  My CPM gave greater overall care concerning the entire pregnancy and birth.  She always gave me all the information (both sides) and then left it to me to make an informed choice for me and my family.  That is what maternity care should be.  Thank you so much for your time and attention.

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