I am a first time mom-to-be who is expecting my little guy at the end of March 2010. When I signed the contract with the birthing center and midwife of my choice, I noticed that the contract stated quite clearly at the end that the midwife is currently practicing without malpractice insurance.
I would like to hear opinions from midwives, doulas and experienced mothers as to whether or not this should be cause for concern. The practice consists of three midwives. The director is a midwife with over 20 years of experience; the other two midwives are newer, with just a few years' experience each. So far, I am comfortable with everyone in the practice I have met, including the midwife assistants and doulas.
The contract allows me to state a preference for a specific midwife to attend my birth, but there is no absolute guarantee as to who will be available or on call when I go into active labor.
Thank you in advance for your responses.