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Group wants legislation requiring midwife certification

JACKSON — A Mississippi group is seeking legislation to require certification for midwives, but the state Medical Association opposes the bills. The Mississippi Friends of Midwives says lack of certification standards is dangerous for mothers and children. More women are giving birth at home and the group argues that standards of qualification would increase the likelihood of safe births. The ...

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Midwives oppose home-birth bill

JACKSON — Renata Hillman has been birthing babies in Mississippi for more than two decades, delivering some 500 children by her own count. Hillman, a certified professional midwife or CPM, said she became concerned about a bill in the Legislature that would put restrictions on who can perform home births. So Hillman, some traditional midwives and midwifery advocates organized and ...

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