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Melissa Cheyney
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Melissa Cheyney is Assistant Professor of medical anthropology and reproductive health at Oregon State University and Chair of the Oregon Governor’s Board of Licensed Direct-Entry Midwifery. She is the author of “Born at Home: The Biological, Cultural and Political Dimensions of Maternity Care in the United States.”

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Why Home Births Are Worth Considering

(335) Comments | Posted September 9, 2010 | 7:00 AM

A new analysis by Dr. Joseph Wax comparing home births and hospital births, which was published in the recent issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, not only presents misleading conclusions, it drives a wedge between two groups that cannot afford a greater divide: medical doctors and midwives.

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