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Denied: Oregon Raises Barriers To Home Birth For Low-Income Women

Denied: Oregon Raises Barriers To Home Birth For Low-Income Women

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Would-be home birth moms -- and the midwives who care for them -- say Oregon health officials are unfairly limiting birth options for many women who get their insurance coverage through the Oregon Health Plan.

JPR's Jennifer Margulis spoke with doctors, licensed midwives, mothers-to-be and others to get the story of a state agency that's making it harder for low-income women to give birth anywhere but a hospital.