The Midwife Mentor
Greetings from East Boothbay!
The seasons change so quickly as we age, and after being midwife and working in women's health for nearly
four decades I find it's time to slow down. Advocating for women is still my passion, and at this phase of my career I've
turned to midwifing midwives and women's health professionals, through education and sharing. I'm also working to create effective
systems for maternity and health care here in my home state of Maine.
As an independent Perinatal and Women’s Health Consultant
I can follow my passion for bridging the gap between theory and practice in ways that are meaningful to midwives, and provide
opportunities for midwives to learn, be inspired and revisit the reasons why midwifery. My mission is ensuring that women
have access to the benefits of high quality midwifery care in every birth setting and across the continuum of perinatal and
women’s health services.
I ask all midwives to ponder how they can be engaged in developing and promoting public policies to improve the health
of women and families, and education of all maternity care professionals in providing woman-centered, safe, compassionate
care. These are skills that can be learned with practice, mentoring, and interactive reflection.
In all of my advocacy work, in the projects I work on, and for the incredible people I work with, I strive to apply
the principles that I learned during my midwifery education: patience, kindness, active listening, reflection, and partnering.
This way I can model exemplary midwifery practice and show how to advocate for quality health care for women to the
best of our ability. This is work that will never be done; life changes, the world changes, and we need to calmly and intentionally
adapt, redirect, and persist in our efforts to ensure quality health care for all women,
people, and families regardless of anyone's background, social status, or other factors. I celebrate our differences and honor
our common humanity.
You can see the results of some of my work and more in the Reading Room.
for upcoming information on midwifery decision-making, independent peer review and practice evaluation services, midwifery
mind mapping, and opportunities to engage with other midwives through clinical updates and case review. My role is to inspire,
support, and mentor midwives. So, as always, do good work, be kind to yourself, and keep in touch!