Katherine Webb-Hehn is a freelance multimedia journalist in the South. She’s the recipient of fellowships from the Marguerite Casey Foundation and the Heinrich Böll Foundation. Her work has been honored, awarded, or selected by the Society of Professional Journalists, the Institute of Nonprofit News, The New York Times, The Atlantic, Longreads, and others. She lives with her husband, son and a pup in Birmingham, Alabama. Follow her on Twitter @KAWebb_.
As Alabama figures out how to integrate midwifery into state-sanctioned care, will Black birth workers be left out? Or will the state with deep midwifery history figure out how to lead the country’s birth crisis?