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 to me means meeting a woman where she is and helping her channel the inner strength she possesses in order to achieve her highest sense of self. As a future midwife, I want to support as many women as I can, to celebrate their differences, and to guide them to their best health outcomes. I hope that in the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, many more midwives are born, and that the knowledge of what we are and what we can do is spread to the masses.
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 currently a student at Georgetown University in the dual track program to become a CNM and Women’s Health NP in August 2020. I have been mentored by midwives who paved the way in the twentieth century and have inspired me in their commitment to protection and lifting up of women. I was also inspired by the negative birth practices I witnessed in my community and I want to be a champion of change.
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