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Student midwife Lakisha Muhammad gives Katrina Huynh a prenatal exam Oct. 3 at the Midwives Rising birth center in Phoenix. (Photo by Nicole Neri/Cronkite News) Katrina Huynh is all smiles during her Oct. 3 prenatal exam at the Midwives Rising birth center in Phoenix. (Photo by Nicole Neri/Cronkite News) A birth induction massage can incorporate essential oils and manipulation of pressure points. The goal is to increase levels of oxytocin, which can help start contractions. (Photo by Nicole Neri/Cronkite News)
As the contractions intensify, Liem Huynh supports his wife. (Photo by Nicole Neri/Cronkite News) Student midwife Che Phifer gives Katrina Huynh a dropper full of hydration tea and a herbal remedy at Midwives Rising. (Photo by Nicole Neri/Cronkite News) Katrina Huynh nurses her daughter at Midwives Rising. (Photo by Nicole Neri/Cronkite News)
Mere minutes old, Amelia Huynh is examined by student midwife Che Phifer at Midwives Rising. Phifer also gave the baby a vitamin K injection. (Photo by Nicole Neri/Cronkite News)
Liem and Katrina Huynh admire their newborn daughter, Amelia, shortly after her birth at Midwives Rising in Phoenix on Oct. 10. (Photo by Nicole Neri/Cronkite News)