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I will never forget the patient's lay midwife telling me that the mother was the "perfect candidate for a home birth." She seemed so disappointed by the patient's decision to head to the hospital.
My mother had three planned homebirths that were all attended by a lay midwife. Throughout my childhood on each of our birthdays, my mom gathered us together and told us the story of our birth.
The Story of Gladys Milton, Midwife, Margaret Charles Smith and Linda Janet Holmes's Listen to Me Good: The Life Story of an Alabama Midwife, Claudine Curry Smith and Mildred Baker Roberson's Memories of a Black Lay Midwife from Northern Neck Virginia, and a second account by Smith and Roberson, My Bag Was Always Packed: The Life and Times of a Virginia Midwife.
They wanted to do things legally but the choices were to either birth unassisted, hospital birth, or choose the only midwife in the area, a lay midwife. They believe homebirth to be much healthier for mother and baby versus hospital birth and they weren't really excited about going unassisted, so their only other option was to choose the lay midwife that lived more than an hour away
The term "lay midwife" has been used to designate an uncertified or unlicensed midwife who was educated through informal routes such as self-study or apprenticeship rather than through a formal program.
In this unusual Illinois case, an individual held herself out as a direct-entry or lay midwife from 1983 to August of 2001.
Midwives are classified into two basic categories in this country: lay midwife and certified nurse-midwife (CNM).
Gaskin is the author of a classic child-birth manual, "Spiritual Midwifery." She trained herself as a lay midwife from 19th century birthing guides and has been delivering babies for more than 30 years.
(2) I do this through interviews with newly legislated midwives and through personal reflections of twenty years in Ontario: as a lay midwife, as a registered midwife and as my daughter Jenny's midwife.
After this, I started to look for more books, and a possibility to become a lay midwife.
There are an estimated 10,000 midwives in this country who fall into two categories: the certified nurse-midwife and the lay midwife. Certified nurse-midwives are registered nurses with two years of advanced training who most often work under the supervision of a physician and practice in clinic or hospital settings.
The act was challenged by a lay midwife, Julia Lange-Kessler, who learned to deliver babies while apprenticing with other midwives.