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Can a midwife do ultrasounds and such?

I've never used a midwife and was wondering if the can monitor heartbeat, do ultrasounds, write scripts, or have there own home birth kits? would like more information.

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Mommy_Aiken

Asked by Mommy_Aiken at 12:19 AM on Jun. 14, 2011 in Health

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  • Midwives are almost like doctors but cannot do the surgical aspect of a birth. They can still have ultrasounds done and use dopplar. They have doctors write prescriptions if needed. In my opinion thy are much better than doctors. They are like a friend during birth instead of someone who comes for five minutes, delivers your baby and leaves.
    sugamama3

    Answer by sugamama3 at 12:27 AM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • I have no idea I'll bump you
    MyAngel003

    Answer by MyAngel003 at 12:29 AM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • Yep! Midwives are usually certified nurses. They don't use home birthing kits. They use the same thing the hospitals use and work closely with the hospital as well.
    Musicmom80

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 12:59 AM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • Midwives go through intense schooling. They can't get their diploma online! Lol
    Musicmom80

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 12:59 AM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • Sorry for posting again! Yes they can write scripts if they are a certified nurse midwife. Hope that helped.
    Musicmom80

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 1:00 AM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • I had a midwife and delivered in the hospital. She was great and ordered all the sonograms I needed and monitered the heartbeat.
    mommytoJames512

    Answer by mommytoJames512 at 1:53 AM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • My midwife can order prescriptions... she can deliver in the hospital, order u/s, check heartbeat with a doppler... everything a dr can do, except cut ya open! ;)
    MommaRoxanne

    Answer by MommaRoxanne at 8:21 AM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • Midwifes are birth professionals. Their training is all focused on birth, unlike a doctor that does general medical studies for 4 years then picks an area to specialize in.
    Midwives can order u/s although I have never met one that does them "in office." They monitor heart rates better than hospitals because they either use a doppler or a fetascope and follow the baby (allowing mom to move in labor) instead of the belts hospitals use that require mom to be still.
    reflect1light

    Answer by reflect1light at 3:02 PM on Jun. 14, 2011

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