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Before the show starts, as a CNM I would like to remind the interviewers that this controversy is about home vs hospital birth, not about midwifery per se. Most Oregon births attended by midwives occur in hospitals, and many Portland-area hospitals have large and active midwifery services. For example, the majority of biths at Kaiser hospitals are attended by midwives. Midwives andprofessional midwifery organizations support home birth, but many CNMs have never observed, let alone attended, a home birth and are more comfortable working in a hospital.
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