User uShare Login | Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.

33° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options



 Winter Storm for November 30, 2015

Snow Outlook

Severe Weather

State Radar

Click here for local closings & delays

Send photos to

Storm Center Update | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!


Home Birth Industry Growth Slow, Despite Law Change

November 21, 2010, 2:54 PM by Kealey Bultena

SIOUX FALLS, SD - A state law passed earlier this year added some permanency to a trial program allowing certified nurse midwives to attend home births in South Dakota. But the state still has only one practice offering the service.

The only certified nurse midwives operating under the law waiving the need for collaborative agreements with doctors are Jeanne Prentice of Spearfish and two nurses who assist her. South Dakota Board of Nursing Executive Director Gloria Damgaard says said the law change was a significant step in opening up birthing options, and acceptance of the industry should grow in South Dakota as it develops a track record.

Damgaard says she expect South Dakota will eventually see a practice open on the eastern side of the state.

Previous Story

Next Story



You may also like

Ronald Neels Sentenced To 75 Years In Prison

11/23/2015 5:59 PM

For more than a decade, nobody knew Ronald Neels was sexually abusing a victim inside his home near Garretson. The victim never said anything about th...

Full Story | Watch
Harrisburg High School Wins $100,000

11/25/2015 9:01 AM

Students at Harrisburg High School are celebrating Wednesday morning.

Full Story
Tyrese Ruffin's Mother Speaks Publicly For First Time

11/25/2015 6:18 AM

In her first and only television interview, Doohen talked about her son, who she called the joy of her life.

Full Story
LHS Student Charged With Making Bomb Threat

11/23/2015 10:53 AM

Sioux Falls Police said a 16-year-old student wrote a message on a bathroom mirror.

Full Story
Sioux Falls Police Investigate Multiple Stabbings

11/23/2015 12:12 AM

Sioux Falls Police are investigating two stabbings late Sunday night.

Full Story