- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 3, 2014

CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) - A Cedar City midwife is facing charges of manslaughter and reckless endangerment in connection with the death of a premature baby.

Authorities charged 54-year-old Vicki Dawn Sorensen on Monday, saying she did not transfer her client to a hospital when the woman pregnant with twins began labor two months early in December 2012.

Instead, court documents say Sorensen, a lay midwife, had the woman deliver in her Cedar City birth center without proper equipment or up-to-date CPR skills.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1jOs9Au) one of the twin babies born at the birth center died. Emergency workers rushed the mother to a hospital where the second baby was born.

Police say Sorensen was not a licensed midwife.

Licensed midwifes in Utah are barred from delivering twins.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com

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