Although she was very concerned about me because I had gained 65 pounds in the course of the pregnancy and was starting to show some edema in my legs, the midwife was wonderful in the four weeks that she worked with us before the birth.
If your pregnancy is high risk, your doctor or midwife should provide clear documentation of the risks associated with your pregnancy and any special precautions you should take, including maternity leave recommendations.
And while folklore places another uses for black cohosh as an herb to induce labor, it should never be used for this purpose except under the supervision of an herbalist, nurse midwife, or skilled naturopathic physician.
States file a "certificate of live birth" for every individual born in the U.S. These forms are recorded first in the county of birth by a doctor, midwife or hospital administrator, and then sent to the state.
If you don't have medical insurance or you have a plan that doesn't cover maternity care, keep in mind that a midwife assisted home birth typically costs 30-50% less than a comparable hospital birth.
However, in order to be best prepared for your home birth, you'll want to review the LoveToKnow Pregnancy slideshow Checklist for Home Birth and ask your chosen midwife what items she wants you to have on hand when you go into labor.
The midwife was already on her way to meet her, rubbing her small, plump white hands with an air of calm importance.
"Mary Bogdanovna, I think it's beginning!" said Princess Mary looking at the midwife with wide-open eyes of alarm.
A trained midwife was engaged for Bogucharovo at his expense, and a priest was paid to teach reading and writing to the children of the peasants and household serfs.
The duty of the local supervising authority is to Midw exercise general supervision over all midwives practising within their area in accordance with rules laid down in the act; to investigate charges of malpractices, negligence or misconduct on the part of a midwife, and if a prima facie case be established, to report it to the Central Midwives Board; to suspend a midwife from practice if necessary to prevent the spread of infection; to report to the central board the name of any midwife convicted of an offence; once a year (in January) to supply the central board with the names and addresses of all midwives practising within their area and to keep a roll of the names, accessible at all reasonable times for public inspection; to report at once the death of any midwife or change in name and address.