Questions to Ask a Midwife about Equipment and Emergency Medications - Part 3

Choosing the right midwife to attend your homebirth is one of life’s greatest decisions. This list will help prepare you to ask the important questions needed to make the best choice for you and your baby. In addition to the actual answers to the questions that you ask pay attention to how you feel during the consult.

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Equipment and Emergency Medications

  • What equipment do you carry?

  • What neonatal resuscitation equipment do you carry? Do you have oxygen available?

  • What supplies do I need for a homebirth? Where can I purchase them?

  • Do you have supplies available in the event of a hemorrhage?

  • How skilled are you at placing IVs?

  • What medications can you legally carry?

Practice Guidelines

  • Do you have a copy of the rules and regulations that pertain to midwifery practice in this state? Are certain policies and procedures for my care mandated by your licensure?