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We are mamas and midwives who decided to do birth differently– and bring others along with us. We are radical, fun to work with, and great at (lovingly) calling people on their bullshit to help move us all towards a new more beautiful world. With 12 children and over two decades of midwifery between us, we’ve learned a thing or two along the way, and Indie Birth is our space to share it all with you.
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Very exciting! I have a question about the state law to monitor labor with vaginal exams. What is the “or else” of the law? What happens when a woman refuses? Is the midwife obligated to transfer care or simply document something happening AMA or what? Who is in trouble? I can’t picture how such a law is enforced.
Great question, Bronwyn. Sadly, the midwife can have any or all of her charts audited at any time, especially when she is under investigation by the State either randomly or because of a complaint or outcome. If her charts are audited, the decks begin to be stacked for removal of her license. Any deviation from the rules and regs (mandatory vaginal exams in labor included) are ground for being fined, disciplined or again, having the license revoked.