YNM Member Story: Aubre Tompkins, CNM

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What does midwifery mean to you? What would you like to be celebrated in the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife?

Midwifery means to be with our families through the journeys of all life cycles. To guide and educate our clients, on equal footing with them, to foster their strengths and to improve their weaknesses. To meet them where they are without judgement. Midwifery is a tradition grounded in the community and is best poised to help affect positive change.

Tell us about your background: Which midwifery education program did you attend or are currently attending? What are your areas of specialty? Who mentored you along the way in your career? What inspired you to become a midwife?

I am a graduate of Frontier Nursing University. I am the Director of Midwifery for a free standing birth center. Midwifery-led birth center care is my passion and where I feel the future of midwifery lies if we want to create a lasting change in the poor outcomes of our country. Birth centers are innately tuned into the specific needs of each individual community and thus can be present in the way needed.

Connect with Aubre
Facebook/Instagram: @amidwifeonthepath
Twitter: @midwifepath
Website: amidwifeonthepath.com