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Apr 29, 2013 at 4:49 PM
Even though less than 1 percent of pregnant women choose home birth, the American Academy of Pediatrics released new recommendations they hope will make these types of deliveries safer.
Apr 23, 2013 at 7:50 AM
A couple serving probation for the 2009 death of their toddler after they turned to prayer instead of a doctor could face new charges now that another son has died.
Jan 7, 2013 at 5:55 PM
A Coos County judge has decided that jurors will be able to see the video of a child being born in an upcoming manslaughter trial of a midwife. The girl died from septic shock in 2011.
Oct 23, 2012 at 4:15 PM
Marcene Rebeck was back in court Monday morning. The judge set her trial to start Feb. 11. She is charged with the death of an infant.
Jul 31, 2012 at 5:39 PM
The unlicensed midwife has delivered more than 300 babies in 30 years, The World newspaper of Coos Bay reported, and she can continue to practice as she awaits future court dates.
Jul 21, 2012 at 4:40 PM
A Coos County grand jury has indicted a Bandon midwife on charges of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide in the death of an infant delivered last year.
Dec 1, 2011 at 10:23 PM
KVAL News has brought you the stories of three families who say they wish they'd known more before hiring a midwife. But a Sweet Home woman has a very different story of birth by midwife, this one with a happy ending.
Nov 24, 2011 at 5:17 PM
A new study in England shows little difference in complications among the babies of women with low-risk pregnancies who delivered in hospitals versus those who gave birth with midwives at home or in birthing centers.
Nov 22, 2011 at 5:00 AM
Mindy Bizzell was laboring with their second child in the back seat of their car, with Phillip behind the wheel. Baby Henry was feet first, something the Bizzells say their midwife never checked for at any point. So in the middle of labor, Henry got stuck.
Nov 21, 2011 at 11:45 AM
KVAL News brought you Margarita Sheikh's story about the loss of her son during childbirth back in August. Months after the death, Sheikh says she's still fighting to get more information available to moms in Oreon, so no one else will experience the same kind of loss.
Oct 24, 2011 at 7:06 AM
The bedroom is brightly decorated with ocean blue walls, family pictures and photo-imprinted pillows and blankets of the mother-to-be. An inflatable birthing pool and air mattress for the midwife and doula lie near the bed. A soundtrack of the ocean plays nonstop.
Aug 14, 2011 at 6:25 PM
An Oregon mother is pushing to require licenses for midwifes after her baby died during a home childbirth.
Aug 13, 2011 at 10:06 AM
A baby died during a home childbirth in Eugene attended by an unlicensed midwife, and now doctors and experts are speaking out about licensing midwives in Oregon.
Feb 13, 2011 at 12:01 PM
Though nitrous oxide is commonly used for labor pain relief in Canada, Great Britain and other countries, it's been all but abandoned in the United States in favor of other options. That may be about to change.
Nov 30, 2010 at 8:04 AM
KVAL's morning show featured The Divine Cupcake for Tasty Tuesday, and if you missed out don't worry.  You can get caught up with the video above. While many people take time off for work Thaddeus Moore and Emily Downing-Moore, owners of The Divine...