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Midwifery likely to become a licensed profession in Illinois, but critics say lack of Medicaid coverage is a problem

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Belcore, like many Illinois midwives, is licensed in a neighboring state — in her case, Wisconsin. In Illinois, she can take doula clients, meaning she can legally provide parents with comfort measures and patient advocacy, but not with medical services. This bill will allow her to practice as a midwife here.

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