Newborn's Death Revives Debate Over Mandating a License for Oregon Midwives

Oregon's thriving midwife community has long operated outside the bounds of state regulation, but a recent increase in safety reports combined with the highly publicized death of a Eugene, Ore. newborn during a homebirth this July has revived debate over whether midwives should have to be licensed to practice in the state. Among the 40 states that allow midwifery, the laws regulating them vary greatly. Oregon and Utah, however, are the only states that have optional licensure of midwives. It...Full Story
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