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Pregnant and Scared of ‘Covid Hospitals,’ They’re Giving Birth at Home

NYT, April 21

Midwives are seeing a surge in demand from pregnant women who want to deliver their babies at home or in birthing centers.

By Kimiko de Freytas-Tamura

As the pandemic has battered hospitals across New York and other parts of the country, there has been a sharp increase in demand for midwives who can deliver babies at home or in facilities that are not part of the traditional health care system.

By Sallie Han

Professor of Anthropology at SUNY Oneonta
Cultural, linguistic, medical anthropology; reproduction; gender; kinship; ethnography; United States. Former journalist (The Daily News, New York).

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