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By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Sun Staff Writer | June 2, 1995
Maryland's ban on lay midwives is unconstitutional and represents a needless governmental interference into the rights of women, a lawyer said yesterday during a pretrial hearing for a Baltimore County woman accused of attending the birth of a stillborn baby in Sykesville."
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By Kirsten Scharnberg and Kirsten Scharnberg,Chicago Tribune | November 25, 2007
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- On the surface, nothing about last month's picture-perfect delivery of Linda Kerr seemed amiss. Her mother needed no pain medication. The labor was quick. Excited family members gathered nearby to welcome the newborn into the world. But in Missouri, where the Kerr baby was born in a carefully planned home birth, the experienced midwife hired to oversee the delivery was committing a Class C felony. "Can you imagine that?" asked Jessica Kerr, the mother of the healthy newborn.
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By Kirsten Scharnberg and Kirsten Scharnberg,Chicago Tribune | November 25, 2007
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- On the surface, nothing about last month's picture-perfect delivery of Linda Kerr seemed amiss. Her mother needed no pain medication. The labor was quick. Excited family members gathered nearby to welcome the newborn into the world. But in Missouri, where the Kerr baby was born in a carefully planned home birth, the experienced midwife hired to oversee the delivery was committing a Class C felony. "Can you imagine that?" asked Jessica Kerr, the mother of the healthy newborn.
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By Elaine Tassy and Elaine Tassy,SUN STAFF | April 25, 1997
Jennifer Ingbretson, on her back in a queen-sized bed, gave a final push at 7: 50 Tuesday night and brought into the world 7-pound, 14-ounce Richard Lee Milton Jr. -- the first baby born in one of Anne Arundel County's two birthing centers."
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Sun Staff Writer | July 11, 1995
A Baltimore County midwife who delivered a stillborn child to a Sykesville couple last winter was found guilty yesterday of practicing midwifery without a license.Circuit Court Judge Raymond E. Beck Sr. found Karen Hunter, 34, of Glenarm guilty of the misdemeanor and suspended a six-month sentence.Ms. Hunter was ordered to serve three years supervised probation and not to practice midwifery unless she becomes certified as a nurse-midwife.Ms. Hunter and Sally Cromwell, her attorney, said they intend to appeal the decision.
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By Sherry Joe and Sherry Joe,Staff Writer | December 19, 1993
Unable to attract and keep nurse-midwives, Columbia Medical Plan's Howard County operation is putting the popular service on hold, effective Jan. 1.The move will force HMO members to have their babies delivered by physicians or private nurse-midwives, while plan officials consider whether to revive the program.The decision could affect up to 300 women a year who typically would choose to have their babies delivered through the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maryland subsidiary's nurse-midwiferyprogram.
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By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,Staff Writer | October 1, 1992
When Damon Rutherford thought of his first child being born, he pictured doctors, nurses and a hospital assisting his wife, Debra. He never imagined himself as midwife at the couple's Columbia home.But when Mrs. Rutherford went into labor at 2:40 a.m. Tuesday -- 12 minutes before giving birth to a healthy girl -- he had little choice."We had an entire different picture of what would happen," said Mr. Rutherford, 30, a systems analyst for Johns Hopkins Applied Physics.Mrs. Rutherford, 26, had their first child, Katherine "Katie" Anne, at 2:52 a.m. Tuesday in the family's home on Cross Fox Lane in the Village of Wilde Lake.
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By Elaine Tassy and Elaine Tassy,SUN STAFF | April 25, 1997
Jennifer Ingbretson, on her back in a queen-sized bed, gave a final push at 7: 50 Tuesday night and brought into the world 7-pound, 14-ounce Richard Lee Milton Jr. -- the first baby born in one of Anne Arundel County's two birthing centers."
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May 14, 2008
Arthritis Walk includes contests The Arthritis Foundation Southern Maryland Branch will hold its 15th annual Annapolis Arthritis Walk from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Quiet Waters Park Concert Pavilion. The walk highlights children and pets at a "Kids Get Arthritis & Dogs Too!" medal of courage ceremony. There will be raffle prizes, face painting, arts and crafts, and a magician for the kids. "Best Dressed Pet" and "Owner-Pet Look Alike" contests will be held. Admission is free, but donations are accepted and participants are encouraged to form teams and obtain pledges.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | June 2, 1996
The Court of Special Appeals has upheld the 1995 conviction of a Glenarm midwife who attended the stillbirth of a Sykesville couple's son in December 1994.The appeal stemmed from a Carroll County Circuit Court case against Karen Hunter, 35, who received a suspended six-month sentence for practicing nursing without a license and was ordered to stop practicing midwifery unless she becomes a certified midwife.Hunter said last year that she had been a lay midwife for eight years and had delivered about 145 babies before attending the birth of Cynthia and Johnny Morgan's 13-pound son, Jonathan Caleb Morgan.
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Sun Staff Writer | July 11, 1995
A Baltimore County midwife who delivered a stillborn child to a Sykesville couple last winter was found guilty yesterday of practicing midwifery without a license.Circuit Court Judge Raymond E. Beck Sr. found Karen Hunter, 34, of Glenarm guilty of the misdemeanor and suspended a six-month sentence.Ms. Hunter was ordered to serve three years supervised probation and not to practice midwifery unless she becomes certified as a nurse-midwife.Ms. Hunter and Sally Cromwell, her attorney, said they intend to appeal the decision.
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By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Sun Staff Writer | June 2, 1995
Maryland's ban on lay midwives is unconstitutional and represents a needless governmental interference into the rights of women, a lawyer said yesterday during a pretrial hearing for a Baltimore County woman accused of attending the birth of a stillborn baby in Sykesville."
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By Sherry Joe and Sherry Joe,Staff Writer | December 19, 1993
Unable to attract and keep nurse-midwives, Columbia Medical Plan's Howard County operation is putting the popular service on hold, effective Jan. 1.The move will force HMO members to have their babies delivered by physicians or private nurse-midwives, while plan officials consider whether to revive the program.The decision could affect up to 300 women a year who typically would choose to have their babies delivered through the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maryland subsidiary's nurse-midwiferyprogram.
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By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,Staff Writer | October 1, 1992
When Damon Rutherford thought of his first child being born, he pictured doctors, nurses and a hospital assisting his wife, Debra. He never imagined himself as midwife at the couple's Columbia home.But when Mrs. Rutherford went into labor at 2:40 a.m. Tuesday -- 12 minutes before giving birth to a healthy girl -- he had little choice."We had an entire different picture of what would happen," said Mr. Rutherford, 30, a systems analyst for Johns Hopkins Applied Physics.Mrs. Rutherford, 26, had their first child, Katherine "Katie" Anne, at 2:52 a.m. Tuesday in the family's home on Cross Fox Lane in the Village of Wilde Lake.
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October 31, 2000
People Birth center: Nurse-midwife Catherine Francis-Baldesari of Annapolis has joined the staff of Special Beginnings Birth & Women's Center, a part of the North Arundel Health System. She formerly taught at the Medical University of South Carolina and participated in a faculty practice at a nurse-midwifery and pediatric center in Charleston. Joins staff: Dr. Meredith G. Garrett has joined the North Arundel Hospital medical staff as a general surgeon. The hospital said she is an expert in breast cancer care and laparoscopic procedures, and practices with Linhardt Surgical Associates, which has offices in Glen Burnie and Annapolis.
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