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BC college warns of four more unlicensed midwives

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BC's midwife regulator is warning the public of four unlicensed birth workers.

The four women may be offering midwife services and "performing restricted activities" without a license, according to a notice from the BC College of Nurses and Midwives posted today, Dec. 11.

They aren't, and have never been, registered with the college, the notice read.

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Annick Meckes of Campbell River, Jacqueline Soule of Fort St. John, Madison Desjarlais and Janice Lim Hing of Great Vancouver were all named in separate notices.

The notice comes more than a month after the college warned the public of another unlicensed midwife suspected to be offering similar services on Vancouver Island.

On Oct. 16, the college warned the public that Karma Dawn may be offering midwife services, but she wasn't licensed. She said the college engaged in a "witch hunt" against her, claiming the licensing process does "nothing but pit women against each other."

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The college, however, encouraged the public to verify registration for anyone claiming to be a midwife on its website here.

"Nurse and midwife registration verification ensures that only those qualified with the requisite skills and education to be nurses and midwives are employed or practicing in nursing and midwifery positions in BC," the college said.

On Nov. 6, the college issued a statement also warning the public about unlawful midwifery and the distinction between midwives and doulas. More information about that is available here.

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