In response to my post about the prospective study that Missy Cheney from the Oregon State University is creating, my friend Linda wrote this:
(note: Kraig Bohot is the Communications Director for the Oregon Health Licensing Office, the office that oversees the Licensed Direct-Entry Midwifery Board)
As an addendum to what Linda has written: The Oregon Licensed Direct-Entry Midwifery Board is made up of a homebirth-friendly MD, two CNMs and three Licensed Direct-Entry Midwives. It is NOT overseen by a board of physicians without knowledge, education and experience of homebirth. It is, in my experience, the most peer-friendly board that oversees non-nurse midwives in existence.