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Why do only midwives do home birth and not doctors since studies show it is safe?
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Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Practice types
Apart from liability concerns and costs, the practice models for the two groups are very different.
Also many women become midwives because of an interest in and dedication to home deliveries.

In brief: Practice types
Apart from liability concerns and costs, the practice models for the two groups are very different.
Also many women become midwives because of an interest in and dedication to home deliveries.
Dr. Timothy Brown
Dr. Timothy Brown
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Agree. Also that is not really true that studies show it is safe. Remember studies from Europe are with advanced degree midwives similar to a certified nurse midwife in the US. Most home birth midwives in the US are not CNMs with nursing or advanced degrees and education.
Dr. James Ferguson
One of our local midwives served a lengthy prison term and agreed never to practice again after her conviction for child endangerment in the first of 4 deaths she had in 2 years.Some times it goes well, other times, not.
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