A 38-year-old member asked:
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are midwife's more likely to do at-home births?

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Dr. Paul Cohen
27 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Depends upon the midwife; and the complexity of the expectant mother's case.
Answered on Nov 1, 2018
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.
Answered on Nov 10, 2018
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
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.
Answered on Nov 11, 2018

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