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The Odom family: Mrs. Odom, pictured back right, had all of her children(except one) delivered by midwife Ruth Cobb (center). In this photo, Ruth holds the most recent addition to the family--another baby she brought into the world. Photo courtesy Ruth Cobb.

Radio | Shorts

Midwifery

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Posted 10.13.11

Ruth Cobb, a midwife who has been practicing in Oklahoma for more than 35 years, shares stories of her journey to midwifery and regales us with hair-raising tales about some of her most trying births–not for the faint of heart.