A mother’s viral Facebook post about her traumatic birth highlights state’s lax laws.
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.
Suzie Bigler’s post went viral, garnering more than 1,900 likes, 660 comments and 2,100 shares in less than a week. Her story also was picked up by at least one TV station.