Midwives in this country may be rare, but they hold the key to improving maternal health, says Ina May Gaskin. In honor of International Day of the Midwife, the “godmother of modern midwifery” shares her vision for how to treat pregnant women.
A registered nurse and midwife feels the baby from the stomach of a woman who is 33 weeks pregnant with her first child on Sep. 23, 2009 in Washington. (Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP Photo)
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