Deconstructing Florida’s Midwifery and Birth Center Laws
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Providers capable of doing homebirth: Licensed Midwives, Certified-Nurse Midwives, Obstetricians, Family Practitioners and other Medical Doctors.
Providers capable of doing birth center births: See “homebirth”
Practices not based in medical evidence:
- VBAC ban in birth centers.
- Discrimination against multiparous mothers.
- Evidence against Florida’s current policies: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24365087