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By Natalie Krebs Forty years ago, nearly all of the state’s rural hospitals delivered babies, but today, that only happens in about 40 percent of those facilities. That’s because many obstetrics units are closing down.
A shrinking number of rural Texas hospitals still deliver babies. Here’s what that means for expecting moms.
Across Texas, rural hospitals are facing a difficult decision: Whether to continue delivering babies as the number of births falls and the cost of providing the service rises, via Texas Tribune.
Twenty rural Texas hospitals have closed in the past four years.