This is a dissertation on midwifery and it feminist power. It turned up in my search queries on “midwifery” and “Alabama” because it was published at UA, but I don’t think it’s quite what I’m looking for — bit more focused on reproductive rights, feminism, and destroying the medical-industrial complex. However, some paragraphs provide some useful statistics and information, and also point to other sources that could be useful.
Prime usefulness is in the section starting on page 40. I didn’t read much before or beyond that section, to be honest.