YNM Member Story: Mallorie Resendez Bassetti, CNM

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

Midwifery is all about partnering with women to help them understand their bodies, know their options, and achieve optimal health. You should feel like your midwife is in your corner, cheering you on (and saying the hard things that need to be said too, when you need it).

In this Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, I’d love to see more women realize that EVERY woman deserves a midwife. Even if you don’t think of yourself as a “typical” midwife client, midwifery has something to offer you!

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?

While in college and preparing for medical school, I used to laugh and say I couldn’t be a midwife because I wasn’t a witch! Luckily I had a nurse educate me on what midwifery actually was, and I was hooked! Ther personal connection and emphasis on individualized care were exactly what I was looking for. So my academic path pivoted and I was lucky to
get a spot in the nurse-midwifery program at Frontier Nursing University. Now, I’ve been working as a midwife near Phoenix for over six years! I am currently finishing up my doctorate degree, raising five wild kids, and I recently opened my own practice.

Connect with Mallorie

Instagram: @Mallorie.the.Midwife