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California midwives push to scrap doctor-supervision requirement for home births
Sacramento Bee

For her first child, Amanda Adams went the conventional route: She checked into a hospital.

Young Hannah arrived without incident, but Adams found the setting intrusive and unyielding for such a private moment.

“The hospital has their standard procedures that you have to fight to get what you want,” Adams said, adding that she was unsettled by there being “so many people in and out of the door, and you don’t know their names.”