This site is intended to help you educate yourself and others about the choice of midwifery and homebirth. Families need to be aware of birthing options. Midwifery is a model of care which includes good nutrition, skillful midwifery, natural childbirth, homebirth and breastfeeding.
David Stewart, PhD, wrote in The Five Standards for Safe Childbearing that "more than a million American babies have died since 1940 who would have lived were it not for doctors and hospitals -- babies that would have been born alive and healthy at home with a midwife."
Most Americans think that childbirth has always taken place in the hospital with doctors, but this is not so. Physician-attended hospital birth is a 20th century phenomena initiated by the rich and powerful at a time when women did not have the right to vote!
Copy and use my researched articles. Buy a copy of my video or ask your library, school, college, health department or other entity to purchase a copy. Invite interested people to an educational get-together. You can do it! Use my video and accompanying reproducible handouts to begin. Together, we can change American birth practices and demand public policy that "allows the profession of midwifery to develop fully, independently, and in its rightful place -- the home."
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Wanted: CPT codes for midwife services. Please send the CPT codes for the services you provide and the fees that are considered by Insurance companies to be "reasonable and customary" for midwife procedures. I will put these together in one page so that we all can use them. Thank you! Send them here:EMAIL
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