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Old 11-14-2012, 05:52 PM   #11
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Re: WDYT? Payment to a MW who dropped me at 40+ weeks/MW who picked me up?

my initial reaction would be yes, but without knowing all the details and details of your contract with MW1 that answer could change

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Old 11-14-2012, 05:58 PM   #12
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Re: WDYT? Payment to a MW who dropped me at 40+ weeks/MW who picked me up?

OP - I'm assuming that the actual delivery MW was the 2nd MW that was working with the original primary MW. Not knowing all the details but I would think she would be entitled to some or part based on the contract between the two midwives.

Legally, the payments and such would be according to the contract. The one between you and the original midwife would be a completely separate issue than the one between you and the midwife that took you on. Also, each would be separate from the contract the two midwives have with each other.
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Re: WDYT? Payment to a MW who dropped me at 40+ weeks/MW who picked me up?

Maybe. How much does your old MW charge overall, and what percentage of that had you paid her?
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:52 PM   #14
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Aren't there some sort of rules about abandoning pregnant clients? Was it a hossy based CNM, a homebirth CNM/cpm?
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:38 PM   #15
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Re: WDYT? Payment to a MW who dropped me at 40+ weeks/MW who picked me up?

If you paid in-full to MW1, and it was understood that MW2 was her backup, and this is the arrangement you had in writing with them, then they should work it out between themselves. MW2 should get paid, but how much should be completely a business decision between her and MW1.

Even if you aren't paid up and need to give a percentage to MW2, that should be an agreement made between the two of them and you just send the check where it needs to go (with everything agreed to in writing, of course). You shouldn't be out more money than you originally agreed to pay MW1 if they were really working together from the beginning.
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:41 PM   #16
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Aren't there some sort of rules about abandoning pregnant clients? Was it a hossy based CNM, a homebirth CNM/cpm?
Idk my doctors office dropped me EN ROUTE to hospital w preterm labor at 25 weeks because I asked if there was a way to see another midwife. Yep. Awful.

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Old 11-14-2012, 08:15 PM   #17
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Re: WDYT? Payment to a MW who dropped me at 40+ weeks/MW who picked me up?

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Idk my doctors office dropped me EN ROUTE to hospital w preterm labor at 25 weeks because I asked if there was a way to see another midwife. Yep. Awful.

Sorry OP.
It after a certain week...so dropping at 25 weeks is legal (even though it shouldnt be if youre in labor, thats shady!) but 40 is definitely not legal.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:25 PM   #18
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The second should be paid a bigger part of the fees than she would have gotten just acting as back up. But it sounds like they are a partnership/in the same group? If so, the fees should be worked out between them.
But really, what mw isn't comfortable with a woman going past 40weeks?? Seems off to me. Sounds like she just never felt comfortable with you or something wierd.

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Aren't there some sort of rules about abandoning pregnant clients? Was it a hossy based CNM, a homebirth CNM/cpm?
Unless OP got the 2 week late plan in writing, MW1 could say she dropped her for refusing treatment recs. Her word against OP. Unprovable for OP without documentation.

Anyway, yes. MW2 should be paid birth related fees. If I go to a hospital strictly for labor, and don't call my MW, the hospital gets paid for my birth, not the midwife. Why shouldn't MW2 get paid, too?

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I think.mw2 should get paid. But in my contract with my.midwife there was no refund after 36 weeks.
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