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Coerced C-Sections: The Latest Reach of Fetus-First Laws

Cases in New York and Virginia show the troubling effects of the law putting the interests of the fetus above the interests of the pregnant person.

Cases in New York and Virginia show the troubling effects of the law putting the interests of the fetus above the interests of the pregnant person.

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Delaware De-Criminalizes Midwifery During Home Births

Though certified professional midwives train for three to five years to become nationally certified, most states also require a state certification.

Though certified professional midwives train for three to five years to become nationally certified, most states also require a state certification.

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Maryland Legalizes Home Births With Midwives

The number of births that take place outside of a hospital setting spiked by 60 percent between 2004 and 2012, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan (R) is expected to sign a bill Tuesday that will license direct-entry midwives and make it legal for them to attend to home births.

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Midwives: First Responders for Preventing Fistula

The midwife is the first point of referral for the pre-conceptual, the pregnant, the labouring, the post-natal mother, the skilled attendant for the new born; teacher, guide, support, medical helper. And a first-responder in preventing fistula.

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I Am A Midwife

I did not start out to become a midwife. But my journey through nursing school led me first to be a labor and delivery nurse, and then a midwife.  I will always be a midwife.

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Think It’s About the Babies? Think Again.

A Crisis Pregnancy Center group shows their true colors by harassing a midwife and childbirth educator.

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Is A Midwife Right for You?

When I was pregnant with my son, almost eleven years ago, the internet was more of a nerdy luxury than anything else. Now pregnant women or women who are thinking of becoming pregnant can access virtually anything – including a new quiz that will tell them whether a midwife or ob-gyn is best for them!

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Roundup: NYT on Home Birth, How Obama Can Lead to Middle Ground on Abortion

The New York Times‘ lengthy feature on home birth; Frank Schaeffer’s open letter to Obama on how to sieze this moment to start healing deep political divisions about abortion; Feminists say the work has just begun; Migrant workers in Asia especially vulnerable to HIV/AIDS.

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Roundup: A Win for Missouri Midwives, Will PEPFAR Be Bush’s Legacy?

Midwives can now legally practice in Missouri, Could PEPFAR really be Bush’s legacy?, Prospects of a domestic gag rule, Is James Dobson pushing voters to Obama?

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