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Old 09-25-2007, 04:20 AM   #3
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Re: What do I ask a midwife?

If this is an interview for a planned homebirth, I would definitely ask about % of women who transport to the hosp and reasons why she would think a transport is necessary. I spoke with about a dozen midwives before finding mine. Some raved about homebirth. When I asked for stats, they had up to a 50% tranfer rate!! I was very surprised given everything else they had stated about natural homebirth. Some of the reasons given were not ones I would want to go to the hosp for (e.g., slow progression). This became my #1 question for weeding out those who might be a good match for me and those who definitely weren't.
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