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July 10, 2011
One woman's home-birth battle (Photograph by Matt Kalinowski)

Her home-birth battle

Determined to avoid 'overmedicalized' labor and deliveries, more Massachusetts women are choosing home births. Doctors oppose the practice. The state doesn't regulate midwives. Now one brave – and unlikely – advocate is fighting for change.

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