Allow Physicians to continue supervising homebirth CNMs in NC
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Allow Physicians to continue supervising homebirth CNMs in NC

    1. julie rauschenplat-pili
    2. Petition by

      julie rauschenplat-pili

      charlotte, NC

In North Carolina homebirth is under attack. Last night the North Carolina Medical Board advised a physician in the eastern part of the state that he was no longer allowed to supervise certified nurse midwives outside of his practice. In accordance with North Carolina Board of Nursing requirements, CNMs must "perform the acts authorized by the Midwifery Practice Act under the supervision of a physician who is actively engaged in the practice of obstetrics in North Carolina". This act alone has left 7 Certified Nurse Midwives without a license, countless women without a care provider. Tell the NC Medical Board to stop attacking homebirth providers!

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    1. Reached 5,000 signatures
    2. Decision-maker North Carolina Medical Board responds:

      North Carolina Medical Board

      I'm afraid there is a great deal of misinformation circulating about the NC Medical Board’s interest in home birth and, more specifically, its role in physician supervision of certified nurse midwives (CNMs).

      Here are the facts:

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    3. Reached 4,000 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Yvonne Sullivan LELAND, NC
      • over 2 years ago

      Women deserve competent medical staff at their birth wherever it may be!!!

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    • Hannah Pao GREENSBORO, NC
      • over 2 years ago

      I've had two babies at home and plan to birth all of my children at home. The NC Medical Board does not have the right to eliminate this choice for me.

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    • Launa Janssen-Campbell MONTPELIER, ID
      • over 2 years ago

      When does it become about the families? It should be about "choices". Parents and care providers should have the right to choose.

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    • Karen Fahey MOUNDSVILLE, WV
      • over 2 years ago

      I am a CNM

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    • Amber Whitted GOLDSBORO, NC
      • over 2 years ago

      Mother's have the right to birth where they choose, NC needs to quit bullying expecting parents and CNMs.

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