Here is a quick summary of recent news about midwives and doulas in the US:
Story about an infant fatality at a homebirth in Massachusetts and the politics surrounding the home vs. hospital debate.
Births with midwives increasing!
Colorado midwifery group going strong with 9000th birth.
Advocates are trying to pass a bill to legalize homebirth in Alabama.
Two midwifery centers in the Washington, DC metropolitan area closing because of financial problems due to the high cost of insurance. Sad.
Spotlight on cool doulas in Albuquerque, NM. This one has a ridiculous intro:
When Adam and Eve were evicted from the Garden of Eden, God told Eve that she and all women to come would bear their children in pain. It’s too bad Eve didn’t have a doula to help her in labor.