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July 22, 2008

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We didn't chose a home-birth but the birth of our son was eased by working with the Midwives at Mt. Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. It's a great program and evidence the collaboration is possible.

It's awfully easy to paint the midwifery and home birth conversation as "for/against," as if there's no overlap. I'm real interested in hearing more about collaborations like yours.

My sister's having the same experience in Scotland, where she'll give birth any day now; it's becoming common for people to work with midwives and doctors both, wherever they decide to actually have the baby.

This would be an interesting follow-up article. You may hear me digitally knocking on your door to talk more about this...

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