Upwardly-mobile moms may finally be catching on to the benefits of midwifery and homebirth, but low-income women are still firmly planted in the hospital, most often with medicalized births overseen by doctors.
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Recent opposition from the American Medical Association and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists frustrates efforts of midwifery advocates to ensure safe and available home births for pregnant women who want them.
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In an unmistakably insecure and aggressive move, the American Medical Association (AMA) adopted a resolution at its annual meeting last weekend to introduce legislation outlawing home birth.
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