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OBgyn or Midwife or Unassisted????

 
lillyjohnson11

Asked by lillyjohnson11 at 2:58 PM on Jul. 7, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • Certified nurse-midwife (CNM) is one of the four specialties of the advanced practice nurse (APN). One must first be an RN (Registered Nurse) before becoming an APN or entering midwife training. The CNM certification is issued to registered nurses who have graduated from a midwifery education program accredited by the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM), and who have passed a national exam. Many CNMs include education in midwifery as part of an overall master's degree program. There are currently about 45 advanced degree programs for nurse-midwives.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 3:04 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • Midwife.
    FatGirl239

    Answer by FatGirl239 at 2:59 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • I've used both but am using a Midwife again this time.
    IhartU

    Answer by IhartU at 2:59 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • I had an OB the first time. Hated it. Going for mid wife assisted home-birth next time:)
    mommypip

    Answer by mommypip at 2:59 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • Midwife, in the hospital, 5 times. No ob-gyns without traveling an hour, wasn't gonna do it on my own. I LOVED my midwife!
    4time-mom

    Answer by 4time-mom at 3:00 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • Midwife, preferably a home-birth.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 3:00 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • Midwives ARE medically trained for years.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 3:03 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • We are currently with a Certified Nurse Midwife, licensed for homebirth and we love her! We have always used a CNM before.
    Erin814

    Answer by Erin814 at 3:04 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • I prefer a midwife for prenatal care and postnatal care, but I prefer to birth completely alone.
    epoh

    Answer by epoh at 3:05 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • @StacyNoel: That is a midwives job. You need doctors and hospitals if you want such things.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 3:08 PM on Jul. 7, 2010