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February 2nd, 2009, 07:04 PM
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Those were excellent questions! Commenting on two...

Do you allow the mother to go past 42 weeks and still have a homebirth? In my state it is the law that a woman be transfered to an obgyn if she goes past 42 weeks. My mw will begin working with natural methods of induction after 41 weeks just to allow time for them to work and avoid having to transfer to an ob.

Would you stay with me in the hospital? In the operating room? For how long after the birth? Some hospitals will grant mws priviledges and others will not. Your mw may be able to actually help you labor in the hospital or she may just be allowed to be with you.[/b]
I might also ask if your mw is open to you laboring with a ball, in a birth pool (ask about water birth if you're interested), a birthing stool, etc.
Kelly, wife of 22 years to my own personal superman!
45 yo homeschooling mama to:

dd SK (closing in on 15)
dd AB (12.5)

ds TJ (10.5)
ds SR (7.75)
dd LG (5.5)
eight babies perfected in heaven
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