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Why did Blue Sheild fail to pay for a home birth?

The Illenbergers wanted to have a home birth.  To do this, they contracted with a Licensed Midwife.  The birth was successful and the mother and baby are happy and healthy.  But Blue Shield of California refused to pay for any of the cost.  The cost of hiring the LM was $4500.  WebMD reports that a […]

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Home Births: Feminists vs. OB/GYNs

Why aren’t physicians more supportive of home births and midwifery?  The answer is that it eats into their market share and reduces their income. “[In the 1970s] feminists argued that medical care needed to be demystified and women’s lives demedicalized.  They maintained that childbirth was not a disease and normal deliveries did not require hospitalization […]

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