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Are midwife's more likely to do at-home births?

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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Depends: Depends upon the midwife; and the complexity of the expectant mother's case.
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Certified Nurse Practitioners tend to work in "Birthing centers". OB MD's almost always use accredited hospital or outpatient facility. Midwives usually perform home deliveries.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends: This depends on location & level of training. Many states have lay midwives that would never meet the training and certification requirements to deliver at hospitals or certified birthing facilities. Many certified nurse midwives would not do home deliveries because of the risk involved.

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