Brenda - posted on 02/03/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )
I live in Illinois where midwives are forbidden to assist home births. It must be in a clinical setting of some sort and the midwife can only operate under a higher physician's authority.
I am going to use a midwife for prenatal care but I really want to go the birth alone in my home as long as everything looks healthy at the end of the pregnancy of course. Again I stress that if there are any complications I WILL do the clinic with the midwife.
Should I tell my midwife all along that this is my intention or just go along with her as if I'm planning on doing it at the clinic and then call her after the birth..."oops, couldn't make it to the clinic...had the baby in the tub!"
I feel like I'm going to meet resistance on the home birth idea...Illinois midwife's are not the same as I see in other places...they really don't go with the idea that women can do this on there own.