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April 4th, 2011, 08:49 AM
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Originally Posted by MommaBee View Post
Yes I have heard of it. I've heard of it happening a few times and one of the times was at a total strangers house (I believe it was a friend of the MW's). When you live in a state where non-CNM MW's are illegal it doesnt' mean that any DEM there would be untrained. You could try to see if there is a DEM there that is certified and went to school to be trained but is considered a DEM there only because it's illegal.
As far as I can tell from what I've found online there aren't any in the area. I suppose it's possible that there are some that just aren't advertised or listed anywhere but I doubt I would find one. And I just don't know that I would be comfortable with having a DEM home birth at my home because of the possibility of an emergency transfer. I just wouldn't feel comfortable with my midwife having to jump ship once I got to the hospital if something were to go wrong. I know that's not a likely scenario but I wouldn't want to rule it out.
Michele - wife to Jason and mommy to Vincent (7/12/10) and Maggie (4/16/14)

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