Midwife charged in connection with home birth in Hoboken after infant dies
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HOBOKEN -- A newborn baby who was delivered at a Garden Street home in Hoboken on Tuesday died that day, and now, the midwife who assisted in the delivery has been charged with practicing medicine without a license.

The 31-year-old woman appeared in Central Judicial Processing court in Jersey City on Friday. She lives in Warren County, according to NJ.com.

According to the story, she was charged with being involved with the practice of medicine while her midwifery license was suspended or revoked.

It is not known for sure whether the child was stillborn or died after birth. An autopsy is being conducted.

The child was a breech birth, according to the story.

A midwife is someone who assists a woman during her pregnancy, and can also help during the delivery and afterward.

A story published in Newsweek/The Daily Beast this summer discussed the current trend in homebirths, and potential risks.

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