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Midwifery practice growing in Tahoe
Tahoe Daily Tribune

When Kathey Merten decided to have her baby at home with a midwife, she knew there would need to be a lot of trust involved. The chances of anything going wrong were slim, but if an emergency did happen, Merten would have to go to Barton Memorial Hospital and that transportation time could be deadly.

“I had to trust. It’s a whole process of being empowered with the pregnancy and it involves deep, deep trust. It seemed like an opportunity to embrace pregnancy and birth instead of being treated like a number,” Merten said.

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