oa Professional Nursing Today - Is the private midwife an endangered species? : private practice

Volume 12, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1607-6672



What is the alternative - Mother-to-be and the midwife sit down to discuss the next option: A hospital based birth with discharge as soon as possible - no different to our Midwife Obstetric Unit model. Here we encounter our next hurdle. Does the midwife have privileges at the local hospital? Is the mother-to-be happy with the choice of backup medical practitioner? If the regular attending obstetrician does not work at the hospital where the midwife has privileges the backup obstetrician will not be of the mother-to-be's choosing.

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