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Midwives Seek Autonomy in N.C.

North Carolina's high rate of fetal and neonatal mortality ranks the state in the bottom sixth of the country. Midwifery practiced without the supervision of a physician is illegal in eleven states. North Carolina stopped the practice twenty-five years ago. A House committee of the General Assembly is studying the merits of licensing independent midwives. A report is expected by the end of 2008.
Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 25 Issue 22, May 2008, p5, 6  (Periodical website)
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