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Is it true that I can’t get pain medication or an epidural if I deliver with a midwife?
Many women are surprised to learn that a CNM can request an epidural and pain management options during labor. Certified nurse midwives in the birthing unit of a hospital have the same author... read more
Many women are surprised to learn that a CNM can request an epidural and pain management options during labor. Certified nurse midwives in the birthing unit of a hospital have the same authority as an OB-GYN to order epidurals for their patients. Remember, neither the CNM nor OB-GYN actually administers the epidural, an anesthesiologist does.