Rayen Luna Solar, 27, 33-week pregnant, is seen by a midwife in a routine checkup, in Santiago, on July 13, 2012. In Chile 38 percent of the births are carried out by caesarean section --with up to 60 percent in private hospitals-- the third highest rate in Latin America, following Brazil and Mexico, and is the country's most frequent surgery. AFP PHOTO/Claudio Santana (Photo credit should read CLAUDIO SANTANA/AFP/GettyImages)
IN 35 YEARS OF BEING A MIDWIFE, MARIA MILTON HAS DELIVERED SEVERAL HUNDRED BABIES.
ON THE SECOND WEEKEND OF AUGUST THE MILTON BIRTHING CENTER IN NORTHERN WALTON COUNTY HOLDS ITS HOMECOMING.
THOSE WHO'VE BEEN BORN THERE AND IN MANY CASES THEIR CHILDREN TAKE PART IN A TALENT SHOW.
MARIA DELIVERED ALMA BOONE LAST MONTH.
THE INFANT'S PARENTS SAY "MIDWIFERY" PROVIDED A MORE NATURAL SETTING.