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How do midwives handle complications from home birth?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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".

In brief: 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".
Dr. Timothy Brown
Dr. Timothy Brown
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