Midwives gain a victory in Illinois, but look for more

Illinois prepares to again legalize midwifery 30 years after outlawing practice, but advocates say licensure isn’t enough For Star August, the birth of her first son in 2009 was nothing short of traumatic. “[I woke] up from a drug-induced coma to find my son being resuscitated next to me,” August said. August said she knew […]

Illinois House OKs Bill To License Professional Midwives

SPRINGFIELD — The certified professional midwife profession in Illinois moved one step closer to becoming an officially licensed occupation on Thursday with the passage of House Bill 3401. HB 3401 creates the Licensed Certified Professional Midwife Practice Act, which would license individuals who perform out-of-hospital births and have earned the credentials associated with being a professional […]