Tag Archives: Mary Breckinridge

Supporting Homebirth and Birth Center Midwifery Care for Rural Kentucky Women

Last week the Kentucky state legislature passed Senate Bill 110 which will allow optometrists to perform some basic laser surgery procedures that have generally been limited to opthalmologists.  The bill is aimed at improving the possibilities of eye care in rural … Continue reading

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The Closing of a Historic Tradition – Mary Breckinridge Hospital Maternity Ward

September 23, 2010 is the official closing date of the Mary Breckinridge Hospital’s maternity ward in Hyden, Kentucky.  Current patients will have to seek prenatal care elsewhere and birth in another facility.  The closing of a hospital’s maternity ward holds … Continue reading

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Birth in Eastern Kentucky – Part 2 (Now)

The United States as a nation had long moved away from the home as the place where childbirth took place by the 1970s.  From the time of the 1930s through the 1960s, US women were told little about how their … Continue reading

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Birth in Eastern Kentucky

Like in most places in the United States prior to the 1900s, if you were living in southeastern Kentucky and were expecting a child, you were planning to have that baby at home.  Your birth would either be attended by … Continue reading

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