Category Archives: Rights

Midwifery, the law, and ethics

Last week’s post about the Survey Monkey Protest brought mixed responses from midwives and midwifery consumers, which was not a surprise and why I apologized to the midwives ahead of time for the trouble caused. What did surprise me was … Continue reading

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Bullet Point List of What You Cannot Refuse, By Request

There has been a request for a simple bullet point list of what your midwife is supposed to make you do under current AZ midwifery rules, so here you go. This list in no way reflects my views as a … Continue reading

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What can I do?

What can I do? I cannot tell you the number of times this question has been posed to me and other midwives by home birth clients. What can I do to help my midwife, the midwives, midwifery and home birth … Continue reading

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The Letter, Part Two – Your midwife has to abandon your care if…

This is part two of a discussion around a letter to Arizona licensed midwives (LMs) from the Arizona Department of Health (AzDHS); you can read part one in the previous post which discusses AzDHS attempts to remove your right to refuse. Today, I want to discuss … Continue reading

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The Letter, Part One – You have no right to refuse the following.

In mid May, all licensed midwives in the state of Arizona received a letter attached to an email from the Arizona Department of Health (AzDHS). This letter was a reminder that we midwives best be certain we are adhering to the … Continue reading

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The AZ Department of Health and your midwife.

Those of you who are home birth families or active in the birth community may already be catching wind of the recent “crackdown” on Arizona Licensed Midwives (LM) by the Department of Health (AzDHS). This “crackdown” is really more of a … Continue reading

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