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Barred from home births, Ala. midwives hope to decriminalize their career

• al-Jazerra

.... Brock drove to the hospital with her hands still cupped inside the mother. The baby died, but Brock said the receiving doctor told her, "What you did probably saved [the mother's] life. If you hadn't been there, she wouldn't have lived." Still, Brock was charged with a misdemeanor for practicing nurse midwifery without a license. She pleaded guilty, was sentenced to 18 months of unsupervised probation and stopped delivering babies in Alabama....

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