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11/24/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Use Of Midwives Rises, Challenging Illinois To Respond

After three "really traumatic" hospital births, Alyssa Ruben was determined to have her fourth child at home. She hired a midwife, and eight months later, Ms. Ruben delivered a healthy baby girl at her home in Geneva.

"It was amazing," she said. It also was illegal.

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