2020 was a lot of things; it was also the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife

For many, it really is the year of the midwife – December 2020 – News – UW Bothell

This Fall I had a chance to chat about 2020: The Year of the Nurse and the Midwife and how the pandemic underscored the desire, need, and appreciation for Nurses and Midwives all across the United States.

The article linked above was shared in the UW Bothell Newsletter to highlight the vital role that Community Midwives (midwives that serve people birthing outside of the hospital) played in this unique year, how well poised midwifery care is to serve families when healthcare and settings change, and how the pandemic has birthed a ‘new normal’ in maternity care in terms of options and agency for families.