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What is the history of midwives in America?

The United States has a long history of midwifery care being provided by women that are incredibly skilled at the work they do in helping women and their families through childbirth.

However, these highly skilled midwives have not always been given the credit that is rightly theirs by the male dominated medical community. History shows that midwives in America have been forced out of their practices and been falsely accused of harming mothers and babies, when quite the opposite was true.

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