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Midwives say they help women realize 'the birth experience that they want'

8:46 PM, May 25, 2013
Sam and Ben Zinth of Neenah used a midwife for the birth of daughter Charlotte, shown being kissed by older brother Will.
Sam and Ben Zinth of Neenah used a midwife for the birth of daughter Charlotte, shown being kissed by older brother Will.
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With the changes in health care, pregnant women are realizing they have choices, and midwifery, a practice that dates back as far as Biblical times, is one of the considerations.

"People don't have to go to a certain doctor or a certain person or a certain hospital," said certified nurse midwife Mary Williams, who is based at Women's Care Wisconsin in Neenah, works at ThedaCare and does births at Appleton Medical Center. "I think we're encouraging patients to take a more active role in their health care. And part of that is that they can make decisions about how they want their pregnancy and ... ...

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