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BOISE -- The suspension of two Idaho midwives amid an investigation into the deaths of three infants within 12 months at their birthing center isn't the first time that the two-year-old state Board of Midwifery has intervened in complaints.

Investigators are now scrutinizing Jerusha Goodwin and her mother, Coleen Marie Goodwin, who own The Baby Place in Meridian.

But the five-member midwifery board first took action in 2011.

Then, it suspended Mountain Home midwife Karen Mashak before reaching an agreement with her that could prohibit her from practicing for five years.

Mashak conceded she broke state rules that, among other things, required her to transport a patient to the hospital in the event of abnormal bleeding.

Mashak told The Associated Press on Wednesday she accepted settlement terms and believes they are appropriate.

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