A 48-year-old member asked:
how do midwives handle complications from home birth?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Timothy Brown answered
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Collaboration: They should have a back up and collaborative arrangement with an obstetrical group. Some states require a written agreement and protocols. It is a red flag if their plan is little more than "call 911".
Answered on Jul 5, 2012
Dr. Jeff Livingston answered
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
That is the question: You have asked a very important question. Anyone considering home birth should ask their provider that question. Child birth is amazing and beautiful but things can go wrong and when they do minutes matter. There are plenty of obs and hospital based cnms around who support unmedicated delivery choices and a more natural experience but in the safety of the hospital setting. Take no chances.
Answered on Apr 25, 2016
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