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More US Women Birthing The Old-Fashioned Way

October 30, 2014 06:23 PM
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A small but growing number of women in the U.S. are choosing to give birth using the services of a certified nurse-midwife rather than an obstetrician. The number of midwife-attended births -- at home, in birthing centers and in hospitals -- reached 8.6 percent of all births in 2012. VOA’s Julie Taboh reports on this trend.