Were they scared off by the popularity of box-to-belly cesarean slashing and vacuum suction, or were they motivated by poverty or tradition? Whatever the reason some Mexican-American women have for avoiding hospital childbirths, they certainly couldn’t have foreseen the world of confusion their home birth would one day create for their little ones.
How could they know that in the near future the U.S. State Department would go to war with midwifery?
That’s what a trio of recently filed federal lawsuits allege by portraying a pattern of denials aimed at midwived Texans of Mexican-American heritage.
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