42 Min Released Apr 26, 2015

The "How Does a Home Birth Midwife Work?" Episode

In this installment of Slate's podcast about work, host Adam Davidson talks with midwife Karen Jefferson about her work providing labor and delivery services in the comfort of people's homes. 
Jefferson discusses how she entered midwifery and what it's like to provide prenatal, postnatal, and delivery services in New York City.  
In a Slate Plus extra, Jefferson talks about maintaining a professional relationship with patients, despite the intimacy of her job. If you're not a member, enjoy bonus segments and interview transcripts from Working, plus other great podcast exclusives. Start your 2-week free trial at slate.com/workingplus.
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