Collins, who left her job of 17 years as a labor and delivery nurse to become a nurse midwife
, because she wanted to bring more human touch and less technology into the delivery room.
Moreover, the ALJ mistakenly concluded that the language in the applicable law which treats a participating nurse midwife
like a participating physician, prevented a physician who supervises a nonparticipating midwife from "delivering" services during the delivery of the baby.
While one certified nurse midwife
expressed problems that she and others had experienced in handling such cases, a traditional midwife claimed that she was able to predict and prevent cesarean sections in advance.
"I think women choose to have their care given by a certified nurse midwife
because there is a more personal component to the care," Harper adds.
Thus, patients who were initially managed by a nurse midwife
either alone or in conjunction with a nurse midwife
student were classified as midwife patients, whereas those who were intially managed by a family physician or family practice resident were classified as family physician or family practice resident were classified as family practice patients.
The nurse midwife
claimed the patient did not have a vaginal infection; she never reported symptoms of a foul-smelling vaginal odor or discharge.
Diane Barnes, Certified Nurse Midwife
, Missouri Theresa Stallings, R.N., Licensed Midwife, Washington Anne Frye, Certified Midwife, Oregon Joyce Thompson, Certified Nurse-Midwife, Pennsylvania Ina May Gaskin, Midwife, Tennessee Linda Walsh, Certified Nurse Midwife
, California Deb Kaley, Registered Midwife, Texas Sharon Wells,