Photo Gallery: With Rising Costs, a German Birth Tradition Fades
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Photo Gallery: With Rising Costs, a German Birth Tradition Fades

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Midwife Crisis Reforms Needed to Stem Shortage of Birth Caregivers

Midwives are a regular feature of childbirth in Germany, but it is getting a lot harder for expectant parents to find them. Stagnating birth rates and skyrocketing liability insurance premiums have led many midwives to look for other jobs. Some regions are already suffering for lack of available care.
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