Proposed birthing center's application denied

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Posted on July 30, 2013 at 7:22 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 30 at 7:41 PM

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A certified midwife who wanted to open the state's first alternative birthing center had her application denied.

Marycarol Akers filed an application with the state to open the facility on ring road in Elizabethtown.

She planned to offer women a low intervention alternative to hospitals.

Many hospitals in the area are opposed to the idea, citing safety concerns and the risk of emergencies.
 

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