A new podcast for national conversations about maternity and women’s health care, Midwifing America highlights stories from providers and the women they serve to illustrate the state of maternity care. There is mounting evidence that we have a maternal health crisis in our country as we spend more, and have poorer outcomes, than other developed countries. Join us as we Reimagine Women's Healthcare. Sponsored by the Oregon Affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives, with the help of Thacher Grant funding. All views expressed herein are our own.
Episode Nine: Birth Has No Borders
Nadia shares her journey across the border in search of a better life, and we speak with midwife Marinah Farrell about how undocumented status impacts healthcare.
Episode Eight: The Future of Midwifery
We ask midwives about their vision for the future of our profession, on location in Washington, D.C., at the American College of Nurse-Midwives annual meeting, May 2019.
Episode Seven: Save the Birth Center
A community reacts to the threatened closure of a beloved birth center that has been serving Eugene, Oregon for nearly 30 years.
Episode Six: Perseverance in Puerto Rico
In Episode Six we explore midwifery in Puerto Rico and the impact of Hurricane Maria on maternity care. Featuring interviews with midwives Vanessa Caldari and Michelle Perez-Chiques of Centro MAM, midwifery student Jessica Galarza, and researcher Holly Horan.
Episode Five: #ListentoBlackWomen
This episode features midwife Ebony Marcelle, with interviews with student midwives Trixie Kioko and Sunny Soroosh. We discuss racism and its impact on maternal health outcomes for African American women, and explore the role midwifery can play in reducing these disparities.
Episode Four: Reviving Indigenous Midwifery
This episode is the first in a series exploring maternity care in Native American communities. Native Alaskan Tomika Itchoak shares her experience giving birth in rural Alaska and midwife Janelle Komorowski reflects on her years practicing there. Navajo midwife Nicolle Gonzales discusses why indigenous midwifery care can be the key to improving outcomes for indigenous women. Narrated by Angie Chisholm. Special thanks to Princess Crumal for her assistance with this episode.
Such a great podcast!
This has been one of the best resources to gain new personal and professional perspectives of the world of Midwifery! The podcast is absolutely inspiring and informative!
Love the episode: Home-hospital divide
The Home-Hospital divide is such a well done podcast and explains so well the “big picture” of the medical system.
Moving and inspirational
This is my new favorite podcast! With original music as well as moving and informative content it brings to light how damaging our current maternity care system is in this country.👍❤️