This is an update to the original post "The Case of the Missing Midwives" made March 9, 2016.
Yesterday, after our initial blog post went public, I was able to confirm a rumor through a 3rd party who is not involved with Sentera-Pratt that LeeAnn Parker and Julie Weathers will be working at different locations to expand the number of practices that will be offering midwifery services when they are back to seeing patients. We can expect to hear exactly where they will each be landing in a fairly short time.
We think "short time" has to be kept intentionally vague for contracting purposes (it could be one week or six weeks), and the nebulous time frame can leave patients (especially those well into their 3rd trimester) feeling as though they don't know what to do. We know from personal and professional experience that even when seeing a whole practice, women can often develop a rapport with specific providers, and when those providers are no longer available, it can feel like a bit of a loss.
If only I had a doula....
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