Governor Shumlin Signs Midwife Bill into law.

Surrounded by a happy group of moms, kids and public health advocates, Gov. Peter Shumlin signed into law the Midwife Bill which will require insurance companies cover midwifery care, including home births. The legislation will make it possible for more women and families to choose safe and less costly home birth options when their pregnancies are considered to be low-risk.

Thank you to the Governor, legislators, activists, and anyone who made their voice heard on this issue!

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