A top official for the North American Registry of Midwives is suing the Georgia Board of Nursing over its ban on her use of the title “midwife” because she is not licensed in the state.
The midwife involved in a botched delivery that drew media attention after the mother’s emotional Facebook post went viral was charged with a felony Friday in Oklahoma, a state that does not license or regulate non-nurse midwives.
A midwife with an open warrant for practicing without a license in Arkansas is delivering babies in Oklahoma, a state with no oversight of non-nurse midwives. Certified professional midwife Debra Disch’s troubled past came to light on Aug. 17 after an Oklahoma mother who had hired Disch shared her traumatic out-of-hospital birth experience on Facebook. […]