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Doctor -- Obstetrician-gynecologists and family doctors can perform births at local hospitals.

Doula -- A doula is a knowledgeable birth attendant. She can provide non-medical support. Once a month, Blossom Birth hosts a "Meet the Doulas Night." For more information, visit http://www.blossombirth.org .

Midwife -- Nurse-midwives are trained as nurses and can provide care in hospitals or at home. Licensed midwives are not nurses, but must receive special training. Midwives are available at Kaiser Permanente Redwood City and at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View. To search for local midwives, visit: http://www.medbd.ca.gov/allied/midwives.html .

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Posted by chris pritchard
a resident of another community
on Jan 9, 2008 at 1:43 pm

For the record, doctors do not "perform births"---mothers and babies do! Perhaps this is the problem---someone is taking the wrong role in hospital birthing today! love,c


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Posted by Richard Mathews
a resident of South of Midtown
on Jan 16, 2008 at 4:02 pm

To search for local "LICENSE" midwives, visit:

Web Link

THE LINK ABOVE needs to be ALL on ONE LINE.

Just pick your county, i.e., San Clara. You will get a list of the licensed midwives in your area. You might check out counties close by too….

More informtion about licensed midwives at :::

Web Link


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