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HEALTH Associated Press Writer ASHLAND, Ore. - When Jennifer Margulis went into labor with her fourth child, she sent her husband off to take the kids to school, then waited at home for her body to do what she felt confident it had evolved over millions of years to do on its own.

Women giving birth at home without midwives

Jennifer Margulis and husband James di Properzio gaze at their newest daughter, Leone Francesca, at their home in Ashland, Ore., on Nov. 11. When Margulis went into labor, there was no rushing to the hospital, no midwife, no EMTs called to a taxi cab. Just Margulis and her husband, home alone, giving birth
Photo By Jeff Barnard/Associated Press
Jennifer Margulis and husband James di Properzio gaze at their newest daughter, Leone Francesca, at their home in Ashland, Ore., on Nov. 11. When Margulis went into labor, there was no rushing to the hospital, no midwife, no EMTs called to a taxi cab. Just Margulis and her husband, home alone, giving birth
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