Home Birth Safety Act


SPRINGFIELD - it’s a choice new mother's face, delivering their child at home or at the hospital.

One Illinois lawmaker is trying to pass her home birth safety act, for a second time.

State Representative, Robyn Gabel's act details issuing licenses to midwives for the first time since 1963.

 According to the Coalition for Illinois Midwives, there are 1,000 home births every year, in Illinois. Some doctors believe at home births include health risks.

 The measure is set to be heard in committee, next month.

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