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The number of Texas midwives is increasing — but advocates say the state needs more

The state agency that oversees midwives is trying to make it easier for women to join the profession, including lowering fees.

Nancy Pedroza, 27, who is pregnant, is supported by Nichollette Jones, her doula, and Ryan Morgan, 30, her partner and father to their unborn child, as she experiences contractions in a birthing tub, while laboring at the home of Pedroza's licensed midwife, Susan Taylor, where Pedroza plans to give birth, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Fort Worth, Texas,?U.S.,?April 7, 2020.

Texas’ midwives amid the state’s maternal health crisis

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