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Post-Birth Information

Certified Direct Entry Midwives have certain duties after a client has given birth, pursuant to IC 25-23.4-4-6.  

After a client has given birth, the certified direct entry midwife shall:

  • Provide the client with a statement indicating that the newborn infant should be examined by a pediatrician or family practice physician for checkups beginning within two (2) weeks after birth; and,
  • Identify with the client a pediatrician or family practice physician for the care of the infant.