Hello! I'm currently interviewing midwives for my pre-natal care and birth (due in March). One midwife that I really like is actually unlicensed and I was wondering if anyone has thoughts on that. She's been practicing for 10 years with a mentor and has had her own practice for another 2 1/2 years. She said she chose not to become licensed because she felt it placed restrictions on the care she can offer her clients. I'm in Minnesota where non-licensed midwives can legally practice, but other CPMs have recommended that I not go with an unlicensed midwife.
What's your opinion?