Oregon women who receive care through the Oregon Health Plan should get the chance to receive the services of a midwife for normal childbirths starting this winter, but their care will take place outside the coordinated care organizations for the foreseeable future.
May 1, 2013 — The placenta is what separates us from the marsupials. The organ connects a fetus to a mother’s uterine wall and allows for the exchange of nutrients and waste for the developing baby.
Editor's Note: This bill has been corrected from its earlier version.
April 15, 2013 — The House Health Committee passed a direct midwife licensing bill, deciding to prohibit people from advertising midwifery services without a license.