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Choices in Childbirth: A Statement by Physicians, Midwives and Women's Health Advocates who Support Safe Choices in Childbirth

ADDITIONAL SIGNERS TO THE CHOICES IN CHILDBIRTH STATEMENT


(last updated: 12/19/12)

Katherine  Abelson, CNM (Brooklyn, NY)
Linda Abraham, CNM (Avondale Estates, GA)
Alyce  Adams, RN (Rochester, NY)
Fatimah  Adekola, Social Worker and Doula (Philadelphia, PA)
Michelle Adelewitz, RN, BSN (Ithaca, NY)
Tawney Aguilar (Gilbert, AZ)
Tara  Akins, CD (DONA) (Lakeland, FL)
Karen L. Allen, MS, CNM (Phoenix, AZ)
Jean W  Allen, College Student and Soon to be Doula, (Montclair, NJ)
Ingrid  Andersson, CNM, LM, MSN (Madison, WI)
Rebecca  Angevine Spence, MPH, women's health advocate (Maryland)
Mary  Ann Nelson , (Montrose SD)
Holly  Arends Murphy, CPM (Penobscot, ME)
Megan  Aston, PhD, RN (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)
Lani  Axman (Laveen AZ)
Marin Bach-Antonson, CD (DONA), CBE (Nyack, NY)
Frances A.  Bahi, PhD (Glen Cove, NY)
Karen  Baldwin, CNM, Ed.D. FACNM (Rhinebeck, NY)
Mary  Barger, CNM, MPH, Assoc Professor, Boston University (Boston, MA)
Linda  Barnes, CNM (Durango, CO)
Harriet R. Barry, BFC, MONITRICE, LCCE, FACCE (Brooklyn, NY)
Michelle  Bartlett,  CPM. Idaho Midwifery Council, Legislative Chair (Idaho Falls, ID)
Krista  Bayless  (Aurora CO)
Kelli  Beaty, CPM, LM President, Association of Texas Midwives (Midland, TX)
Carly  Beaulieu, CD(DONA) and student of midwifery (Calgary AB Canada)
Kathryn  Beck, HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator (New York, NY)
Tanya Belcheff, CNM (Phoenix, AZ)
Barbara  Ben-Ami, CNM, MA (Israel)
Judith  Benkert , RN, CNM, FNP, MS (San Francisco, CA)
Christina Bennett, Student Nurse, Birth Doula, Birth Advocate (Tampa, FL)
Laura  Bentz, M.Ed., childbirth educator, birth doula (Williamstown, MA)
Robyn  Berman, CD(DONA), PCD(DONA) (Halifax, Novia scotia, Canada)
Christina Bermingham (Boston, MA)
Hannah  Bernard-Donals,  (Madison WI)
Alana  Bibeau, MA, PhD, Birth and Postpartum Doula (Warwick, RI)
Sabrina  Bodden, Training Doula and Training Massage Therapist (Madison, WI)
Sabrina  Bodden, Training Doula and Training Massage Therapist (Madison, WI)
Louis  Borgenicht, MD (Salt Lake City, UT)
Kathryn  Borgenicht, M.D. (Bozeman, MT)
Amy  Borkowski, MSN, CNM (Menomonee Falls, WI)
Jamie Bourgeois, CNM, WHNP-BC (Manchester, NH)
Emily Bousamra, MSN, CNM (Dearborn, MI)
Crystal Bowden, Birth Doula & Educator (Douglasville, GA)
Molli Boyd, MD FAAP (Chicago, IL)
E.S.  Bradley, birth doula, newborn nanny, and lpn student (Knoxville, TN)
Brandy Brandfass, RN, BSN, LM, CPM (Charleston, SC)
Monica  Brasile, Certified Childbirth Educator and Doula (Iowa City, IA)
Claudia  Breglia , LM, CPM, President, California Association of Midwives (Sacramento, CA)
Rebecca  Bromwich, LL.B., LL.M. (Cincinnati, OH)
Wendy  Brooks Barr, MD, MPH, MSCE, Institute for Family Health (New York, NY)
Diane  Brothers, AP, RN, BSN (Richmond, VA)
JoAnn  Brown, Postpartum Doula (San Leandro, CA)
Jessica  Burckhard, D.C. (Rhinebeck, NY)
Jolee  Burger, Childbirth Educator (Keller, TX)
Ami Burns, CD, LCCE, FACCE, Founder, Birth Talk (Chicago, IL)
Justine Caines, Founder - What Women Want (Scone, New South Wales, AU)
Ruth Callahan, PCD, Doula Care Postpartum Service (New York)
Mary  Callender, birth doula, midwifery apprentice, ICAN leader (Richmond, VA)
Jennifer  Cardinale, LMT, CD, LCCE (Seaford, NY)
Angela M.  Carpenter, SNM, RN (Hampton, VA)
Tamsen  Carson, Physician Assistant w/ residency in Women's Health (Reno, NV)
Martha  Carter, MBA, RN, CNM (Culloden, WV)
Janine  Carter, Certified Childbirth Educator (Cochrane, Alberta, Canada)
Norah  Cartwright , (Montgomery Village MD)
Brooke  Casey, CPM (St. Helena, CA)
Lisa  Cavagnolo, MSOM, Dipl. Ac (East Lansing, MI)
Luz  Chacon, MPH, CLE (Los Angeles, CA)
Tammi Chaney, certified childbirth educator and birth doula (Platte, SD)
Judy Chapman, RN, RM (Qld, Australia)
Pat  Chirumbolo, CNM (Binghamton, NY)
Melissa Chios (Syosset, NY)
Cindy  Chok, (Pelham NH)
Andrea  Christianson, CNM, APRN, MS, Trillium WomanCare (Memphis, TN)
Sara  Church, CNM (Norwalk, CT)
Ellen  Chuse, Childbirth and Parenting Educator (Brooklyn, NY)
Lennon  Clark, (Salem, OR)
Coalition for Maternity Services,  (CIMS) (Raleigh, NC)
Ruth  Cobb, CNM, MSN, CPM (Tulsa, OK)
Dawn  Cockrell, LM, CPM (Midland, TX)
Cate  Colburn-Smith, Co-author, The Milk Memos (Boulder, CO)
Jill Colin, CPM (Las Vegas, NV)
Kim  Collins, JD, CD(DONA) (South Orange, NJ)
Nicole  Collins, LMT and birth doula (Brooklyn, NY)
Jacqui  Collins-Parker, LPN, Doula, Student Midwife (Camden, NJ)
Claudia  Conn, CPM (GA)
Lisa  Coomer, CPM (Knoxville, TN)
Ursula  Crane, CNM (Oakland, CA)
Jane  Crawford Peterson, CPM, LM, President, Wisconsin Guild of Midwives (Iola WI)
Karen  Crisalli Winter , (Seattle WA)
Bob  Crispen , (Decatur AL)
Kimberly  D. Borgeson , (Kennewick, WA)
Lisa  Dalporto, CNM (Bowling Green, KY)
Sabina Dambrauskas, MSN, CNM (LaGrange, IL)
Poppy  Daniels, MD, OB/GYN (Poplar Bluff, MO)
Rae Davies, BSH, CD(DONA), LCCE, IBCLC (Ponte Vedra Beach, FL)
Katy  Dawley, CNM, PhD, FACNM, Program Director, Midwifery Institute, Philadephia University (Philadelphia, PA)
Margaret  Dearwester, RN, Midwifery advocate (Cincinnati, OH)
Heather  Deatrick, International Cesarean Awareness Network (Minneapolis, MN)
Leah  DeCesare, BS, CCE, ICPE, PCD(DONA) Postpartum Doula (East Greenwich, RI)
Ana  Delgado, CNM, Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF (San Francisco, CA)
Lana  DeLowe, Doula (Brooklyn,NY)
Susan M. Derby, RN, CPM (Cato, NY)
Juliet  Dietsch, (KY)
Genevra DiLorenzo, RN (NY)
Abida Dini, MSW (Richmond, VA)
Patricia Dodge,  MSN, CNM (Reynoldsburg, OH)
Anastasia  Doherty, CNM (Middleton, WI)
Jennifer Donelan, FNP-BC, MSN, Planned Parenthood of St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
Robin  Doolittle Illian, CPM (Portland, ME)
Barbara  Douglas, RN, BSN (Troy, MI)
Lisa  Duggan, Publisher, The MotherHood Magazine (Short Hills, NJ)
Lisa  Duggan, Publisher, The MotherHood Magazine (Short Hills, NJ)
Jennifer  Duggan, RM, CPM (Kitchener, ON, Canada)
Courtney  Durfee , (Middletown NY)
Lauren  E. Pine Bildner, BSN, CNM (Teaneck New Jersey)
Inger  Easton, physical therapist (Portland, OR)
Cassie  Ehard, Doula(DONA) (Glendale, AZ)
Kori  Engdahl, RN, ASN, BA, SNM (Fort Wayne, IN)
Dana Ericson,  CNM, ARNP, Director, Midwife and Doula Services (Des Moines, Iowa)
Marcia  Eskridge, LMT (Anchorage, AL)
Megan Evans, MPH, George Washington University Medical Student (Washington, DC)
Roxanne K. Fall, Ph.D., L.L.P., Limited Licensed Psychologist, Social Worker (Traverse City, MI)
Jennifer Fargar, Chair, GA Friends of Midwives & Doula (Atlanta, GA)
Leslie  Fehan, MS, CNM, WHNP (Midlohtian, VA)
Susan Fekety, CNM, MSN (Portland ME)
Agnieszka  Ferens, RN, Childbirth Educator, SNM (San Diego, CA)
Anne Fine, MSN, CNM, Faculty, Holyoke Community College (Holyoke, MA)
Maureen A.  Flannery, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Kentucky College of Medicine (Lexington, KY)
Danielle  Fluhr, BSW (Indianapolis, IN)
Cathy  Forbes, ND Candidate, aspiring homebirth midwife (Phoenix, AZ)
Jaime Lynn  Fordham, RN, BS (Rochester, NY)
Lois Freedman, MEd, CCE, Prenatal/ Postpartum Therapist (Boston, MA)
Peggy Franklin, RN, CPM (Gainesville, VA)
Patience  Gaddis , (Canton, GA)
Jennifer  Gadoua, RN, ADN, Student Nurse Midwife (PA)
Elizabeth  Gallo , (Maplewood NJ)
julia garcia (greenfield, ca)
Teresa Garcia, LCSW (Bronx, New York)
Daniel  Garfield, D.C. (Florence, MA)
jennings  garry, MS, CNM, BSN (Asheville, NC)
Lylaine Gavette, CNM, AABC Foundation Board (Phoenix, AZ)
Molly Germash, LM, CPM (Peaster, TX)
Oceana  Glantz, LMT, Pre and Postnatal Doula (Murfreesboro, TN)
Jordan  Glover, PCD(DONA) (Asheville, NC)
Stephanie  Goff, CD (DONA) (Lake Tapps, WA)
Meredith  Goff, CNM (New Haven, CT)
Ingrid Gold, CNM, MHSA (Phoenix, AZ)
Judy Goldberger, RN (Boston, MA)
Erin  Graham, LMT (NYC, NY)
Andrea  Green, M.Ed (Ashland, MA)
Amy  Gribbin , (Oakdale NY)
Jackie Griggs, CNM, CPM, Bay Area Birth Center (Houston, TX)
Lisa  Gussack, CNM, MS, MPH, Director Full Circle women's Health (White Plains, NY)
Amy V.  Haas, BCCE, Rochester Area Birth Network (Rochester, NY)
Judith  Halek, CCE, CD (IHBP), Director of BIrth Balance (New York, NY)
Lyn  Haley, CNM (Beckely, WV)
Hygeia Halfmoon, (Williams, AZ)
Heather  Hall, Parent, Student Midwife, AAHCC-Ret. (Hesperia, MI)
Mary  Handcock,  (Long Valley SD)
Kristine  Hanke, RN (Rothschild, WI)
Caitlin  Hanrahan, BSN/MSN candidate, UPenn School of Nursing (Philadelphia, PA)
Cathy  Hansen , (Chicago IL)
Patricia Harman, CNM MS, Midwife and author of Arms Wide Open. (Morgantown, WV)
Barbara  Harper, RN, CLD, CCE Founder, Waterbirth International (Portland, OR)
Debra  Harris, CD (DONA), PCD (DONA) (New City, NY)
K. Michele  Hatchell, BA BFA (Madison, WI)
Leah  Hatcher, CPM, LM (Madison, WI)
Debbie  Healy, CNM, LM, private homebirth practice (Madison, WI)
Vicki  Hedley, LM, CPM (Montvale, NJ)
Rachel  Heine,  RN, SNM (Cranberry Township, PA)
Erin  Hemmens, Midwifery Coalition of Nova Scotia (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)
Alisa  Henning, CNM (Albuquerque, NM)
Jill  Herendeen, ICBE (Lyons, NY)
Linda  Herrick, BSN, RNC, CCE, CBE, CD (DONA) CIMS Leadership Team (Ottawa, KS)
Marla  Hicks, RN-BC (Perinatal), LM, CPM (San Diego, CA)
Dorothy Hiersteiner, Candidate for Master's in Public Policy (Somerville, MA)
Jon  Holland , (Asheville NC)
Michelle  Holshue, BS, Student Nurse (Philladelphia, PA)
Anna  Hopper , (Atlanta GA)
Melinda  Hoskins, MS, CNM, IBCLC, Asst. Prof. Orvis School of Nursing, University of Nevada, Reno (Minden, NV)
Lisa  Houchins, (Des Moines, IA)
Barbara  Howe, MS, RD, IBCLC (Carson City, NV)
Tom  Hurrle, L.Ac. (Chicago, IL)
Margy  Hutchison, CNM (San Francisco, CA)
Denise Hynd, RN, RM, IBCLC, BApSc (Nsg Ed) (Aucland, New Zealand)
Marsha E. Jackson, CNM, MSN, FACNM (Alexandria, VA)
Tiffany Jackson, CNM, MSN (Phoenix, AZ)
Claudia Jacobs Dunmire, CCE, Doula (Stony Brook, NY)
Karen  Jacobsen, Maternity Support Behavioral Health Specialist (Okanogan, WA)
Michele  James-Parham, Traditional Lay Midwife (Pittsburgh, PA)
Ashley  Jass , (Mount Dora FL)
Martine  Jean-Baptiste, CNM, NP,MS (New York, NY)
Karen Jefferson, CM, MS JJB Midwifery (Brooklyn, NY)
Susan M.  Jenkins, J.D., Counsel to Big Push for Midwives Campaign (Washington, D.C.)
Bobbi  Jo Platte, family and child development specialist (Greenville, MI)
Angelak Johnson, Facilitator, maternity/breastfeeding support group (Sioux Falls, SD)
Michelle F.P.  Johnston, CNM, MSN, Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF (San Francisco, CA)
Deirdre Jones, Licensed Clergy, Pastoral Counselor (Harvey, IL)
Micky Jones, BS, CLE, CLD, CHBE, HCHI, IBCLC (Nashville, TN)
Jennie Joseph LM, CPM, RM (Winter Garden, FL)
Nicette  Jukelevics, MA, ICCE, author (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA)
Carol  Jungwirth, RN,BSN, NRP Instructor (Carmel, CA)
Laurie  Jurkiewicz, CNM, MS (San Anslemo, CA)
Honi Kalinowski, (Richmond, VA)
Melinda  Kane, PhD, birth doula (Niskayuna, NY)
Shannon  Kane, RN (Buffalo, NY)
Rebekah  Kaplan, CNM, MSN  Faculty, UCSF/SFGH (San Francisco, CA)
Maria Kata, MS, AAHCC (Ronkonkoma, NY)
Marc J.N.C. Keirse, MD, DPhil, DPH, FRANZCOG, FRCOG, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Flinders University (Adelaide, South Australia)
Julie A.  Kellon, MSN, CNM (Wadsworth, OH)
Jessica  Kelly-Shaieb, J.D., President, BirthNetwork National (Ann Arbor, MI)
Holly Powell Kennedy, CNM, PhD (New Haven, CT)
Toni Kimpel, CPM, LM, ICCE, BS (Brenham, TX)
Neile  King LMT, Editor, New York Guide to a Healthy Birth (Brooklyn, NY)
Pie Kirby, LM (Valley Mills, TX)
Lindsey  Kirkendall , (Nashville TN)
Wendy Kline, Ph.D., associate professor of history, U.C. (Cincinnati, OH)
Avital  Kline, birth & postpartum doula (Vancouver, BC, Canada)
Becky  Knight, MPH, (Charlotte, NC)
Lauren Korfine, PhD, Birth Doula, Midwifery Advocate (Ithaca NY)
Lisa  Koyuki Smith, Birth Doula, NYC Public School Teacher (New York, NY)
Barbara L  Kozlowski, CNM. The Greenhouse Birth Center (Okemos, MI)
Barbara  Kozlowski, CNM, The Greenhouse Birth Center (Okemos, MI)
Julie  Krahn , (New York NY)
Eva  Krannawitter Gavin, MHSA (Overland Park, KS)
Rachel  Krauser, Doula, Israel
Christina  Krutsky, CNM, MSN (Northampton, MA)
Lauren Kunis, DONA Trained Doula, RMT (New York, NY)
Aszani  Kunkler, Director and Midwife, Madison Birth Center(Middleton, WI)
Jacqueline  Kuschner, CNM,MSNM,NP (Charlotte, NC)
Tristan Kwiecinski, RN (Farmington, NM)
Gerri  L Ryan, LM, CPM, FACCE, CD(DONA) (San Diego, CA)
Amber  L. Pursel , (Portland OR)
 Lamaze International Executive Committee,
Jacqueline  Lamberto, MPH, CPM in training (Bridgton, ME)
Ashley Larsen,  Certified Professional Doula (Glen Allen, VA)
Gwendolyn  Lattimore, MD, Pediatric Hospitalist (Albuquerque, NM)
Jamie Laudert , (Minneapolis, MN)
Rachel Leavitt, BSN, RN, student CPM (Provo, UT)
Susan J.  Leibel, CNM, MS, MPH (San Francisco, CA)
Jennifer  Leigh, (Rochester NY)
Heather  LeMaster, Student Midwife (San Diego, CA)
Kristen Leonard, CNM, MSN, Homebirth midwife (Brooklyn, NY)
Carol  Leonard, Certified Midwife & author, Past President, MANA (Hopkinton, NH)
Yvonne  Leung , (Philadelphia PA)
Jessica  Levesque, Doula (Lakeland, FL)
Amy  Levi, CNM, WHNP-BC, PHD (San Francisco, CA)
Audrey Levine, LM, CPM (Olympia, WA)
Jacqueline  Levine, LCCE, FACCE, CD(DONA), CLC, BA (East Rockaway, NY)
Judith Lienhard, BSN, RNC (Portland, Oregon)
Jo Anne  Lindberg, MEd ABT, President & Founder of BirthLink Network (IL)
Suzanne  List, RN (Riverbank, CA)
Connie  Livingston, RN, President, Perinatal Education Associates, Inc. (Centerville, OH)
Kim  Lopes, CNM (Charleston, WV)
Judith  Lothian, PhD, RN, LCCE (Brooklyn, NY)
Kelly Lubeck, MPH (New York, NY)
Leslie  Lytle, MS, CMA, RYT, OmMama, LLC (Richmond, VA)
Christine  M Novak, RNC, HNC (Green Brook, NJ)
Victoria  Macioce-Stumpf, ICCE, CD (DONA, CAPPA), member of the Leadership Team, Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS)and President-Elect of BirthNetwork National (Bloomfield Hills, MI)
Miranda Mackey, CNM, MSN (Phoenix, Arizona)
Sarah  Macrorie, DEM, surgical assistant (Eugene, OR)
Virginia  Maddock, doula (Sydney, NSW, Australia)
Cheryl  Madigan, Doula and Childbirth Educator in training (Raynham, MA)
Nancy  Madru, MA, CLD, CPD (Montgomery, MA)
Becky  Maher, Acupuncture Student (Marina del Rey, CA)
Melissa Maimann, Essential Birth Consulting (NSW, AU)
Judy  Major, MPH, CD(DONA) (Mars Hill, NC)
Michele  Mamone , (Asheville NC)
Tony  Maner, retired paramedic (Ellerbe, NC)
Elizabeth  Mangum, LCSW, CD(DONA), BirthFocus Director (Brooklyn, NY)
Laurian  Mapp, Early Head Start home-based program manager (Asheville, NC)
Kelley Maresca, women's health advocate (Freeport, NY)
Anne  Margolis, CNM, NP, MSN (Xuffern, NY)
Alyssa Martin, CPM (Rutledge, MO)
Christy Martin, CPM, LM, RN (North Richland Hills, TX)
Anita  Martinez, MS, CNM (Scottsdale, AZ)
Catherine Mascari, RN, MSN, CNM (St. Paul, MN)
Jane  Mashburn, CNM, MN, FACNM, Clinical Associate Professor, Emory (Atlanta,GA)
Susan E.  Massey, CNM, CNP (Belleville, IL)
Emily Mather, CNM (Cambridge, MA)
Francisca 'Mapitso Matsoha, Founder and President, Midwives Association for Lesotho (Lesotho)
Eden  Matteson, RN (Bronx, NY)
Laura  Matthews, MSN, CNM, Co-Chair WV ACNM, Midwife FamilyCare (Hurricane, WV)
Kristina  Mattson , RN, BAN (Saint Paul, MN)
Aron Mavros, CD, DONA (Ocala, FL)
Carol Mawhinney, (Mount Kisco, NY)
Camellia May, BS, LM, CPM (Houston, TX)
Lior Mayer, CNM, NP, MS (Nirit, Israel)
Doddie  McClure, MA (Farmersburg, IN)
Jenny  McDonald, CNM, MSN (Bremen, GA)
Kirsten McFarlane, (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
Jack  McGuire, CNM, MSN, The Longstreet Clinic (Gainesville, GA)
Jack  McGuire, CNM, MSN, The Longstreet Clinic (Gainesville, GA)
Janet McIlroy, ICCE, CD (DONA), (Retired Nurse), M.A., LCCT (Neptune Beach, FL)
Deirdre  McLary, Doula, LLLL, CCBE, Midwifery student (Nyack, NY)
Allison  McMillan, BSc (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)
Marie  Meakin, RN, VP Foundation for the Advancement of Midwifery (Albuquerque, NM)
carolyne  Meehan, mother (PA)
Deb  Melser, RN, MSN, SNM (Nacogdoches, TX)
Cristina  Menking, CNM, MS (Charleston, WV)
Emily Merideth, MSN, FNP, MPH (Oakland, CA)
Penny  Merkel, RN, LCCE, Hypnobirth Instructor (New York, NY)
Stephanie N.  Meunier, Successful VBAC mother (Warwick, RI)
Andrea  Meyer, BA, LM, CPM, IAIM (Encinitas, CA)
Arlinda  Michael, BSN, RN, IBCLC (Madison,WI)
Wenonah  Michallet-Ferrier, Birth Center support staff and birth advocate (Tucson, AZ)
Alexandra  Michel, CNM, MSN (Auburn Hills, MI)
Elizabeth  Mitchell Armstrong, PhD, MPA (Princeton, NJ)
Cecilia  Mitchell Miller, CCE - AAHCC (Jacksonville, FL)
Matthew William Miller (Madison, Wisconsin)
Kelly  Monaghan, PhD Candidate (Medicine) Memorial University St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada)
Marie F. Mongan, MEd, MHy, Director, HypnoBirthing Institute (Chichester, NH)
Bobbie J. Moon, MN, CNM, JD midwife, attorney (St. Louis, MO)
Mary Moore, CNM (Madison, WI)
Tessa Morales, MLS (New York, NY)
Maria  Morehead , (Seattle WA)
Priya  Morganstern, Esq., Foundation for the Advancement of Midwifery (West Hartford, CT)
Linda Morse  (Millis, MA)
Elizabeth Morrison, CD (DONA) (Greenport, NY)
Ellen  Morrison, current nursing student, future CNM (Honolulu, HI)
Kim  Mosny, CPM, LM (Midlothian, VA)
Joyce  Moxley Thomas, MHA, CPM/LM, HCHI (Chino, CA)
Tanya E. Mudrick, CPM, LM (Madison, WI)
Cara  Muhlhahn, CNM, (New York, New York)
Kathi  Muldder, CPM, Mchigan Midwives Association Board Member (Traverse City, MI)
Nicole  Murray Birth Doula , (Newberg OR)
Desiree Nelson, RN, IBCLC (Cottage Grove, OR)
Jami  Nelson, Doulas of North America, Metropolitan Doula Group (Cedarhurst, NY)
Carol A Nelson, LM, CPM, The Farm Midwifery Center, CO-Chair Innovations in Maternity Health Services Committee, Maternal Child Health Section, American Public Health Association (Summertown, TN)
Amie  Newman, Managing Editor, RH Reality Check (Seattle, WA)
Joni  Nichols, BS MS CCE CD(DONA) (CBI) (Guadalajara, Mexico)
Mark Nichols, Professor, Ob/Gyn, Oregon Health & Sci University (Portland, OR)
Stephanie  Nicodemus, MSN, CNM, Shenandoah Women's Health (Martinsburg, WV)
Angelita  Nixon, CNM (Scott Depot, WV)
Sylvia Obernuefemann, CNM (Belleville, IL)
Amanda  Olinde, RN, Student nurse midwife (Denham Springs, LA)
Rosemary  Ortiz, Birth Doula (Grafton, OH)
Tracy  Osborne, birth doula and childbirth educator (Murrieta, CA)
Patricia  Otis, RN, ICCE (West Winfield, NY)
Mari  Oxenberg, RN, SCNM (Topanga, CA)
Rebecca  Parker , (Muncie IN)
Brenda  Parrish, DEM, CLC, CCCE, CD(DONA) (Thomasville, GA )
Andrea  Patchett, BHsc, midwife, mother (Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada)
Debbie Pease, Co-Chair, South Dakota Safe Childbirth Options (Centerville, SD)
Susan Pelkey (Williamston, MI)
Paula Pelletier-Butler, MSM, LM, CPM (Flagstaff, AZ)
Vicki Penwell, CPM, LM, MSM, Founder and Director Mercy In Action (Philippines)
Neil  Pepe, Director, Artistic Director (New York, NY)
Marissa T. Perino, CLEC, CD(DONA) (San Diego, CA)
Barbara Bridgman Perkins, PhD, Author of The Medical Delivery Business (Olympia, WA)
Dana  Perlman, CNM, MSN (Philadelphia, PA)
Marcy  Perlman Tardio , CNM, homebirth midwife, writer (New York, NY)
Eileen  Phoenix , (Staten Island NY)
Naomi  Pless, MD, MCP Family Physician (Rochester, NY)
Kate  Plummer, MSN, CNM, clinical assistant professor, UVM (Moretown, VT)
Lisa  Pomarico, MSW (Chicago, IL)
yvonne  ponte , (Vineyard Haven MA)
Janine  Ptaszek , (New York NY)
Shayla  Puhl, RN (Lethbridge, Alberta,CA)
Stephanie Purinton, RN, IBCLC, SNM (Cottonwood, AZ)
Kathy  Putnam, BSW, MPH (Covington, VA)
Celeste Rachell, Childbirth Educator, Birth Doula, Doula Trainer (Roslyn Heights, NY)
Tania  Randolph , (Philadelphia PA)
Ivy Jacqueline  Rasool, doula, childbirth educator, aspiring midwife,(San Diego, CA)
Victoria  Ratledge, Belgium
Ellen  Razgaitis , CNM (Brooklyn NY)
Kellisa  Reed , (Kennewick WA)
Ariana Reid, Bachelor of Midwifery Student (Sydney, New South Wales, AU)
Molly  Remer, MSW, ICCE, Childbirth Educator & Writer (Rolla, MO)
Sheila  Reynertson, Raising Women's Voices for the Health Care We Need (New York, NY)
Carol  Richards, PhD (Santa Monica, CA)
Kristi  Ridd-Young, BS, ICCE, CD(DONA), Midwives College of UT, President (Salt Lake City, UT)
Karen  Robb, RM, RN, MA (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)
Chris  Robertazzi , (Ridgewood NJ)
Jo  Roberts, BS Nursing; certified Birth Doula; PP trained Doula (Asheville, NC)
Jenna Robertson, MA, Ontario Midwifery Education Program (Toronto, Canada)
Anne  Robin , (New York NY)
Zoe  Robin , (Brooklyn NY)
Amy M.  Romano, MSN, CNM, Perinatal Research & Advocacy Consultant (Milford, CT)
Julie  Rosen, JD, CD (DONA), PCD (DONA), LCCE, IBCLC, LLLL (Teaneck, NJ)
Joan  Rosen Bloch, PhD, CRNP (Philadelphia, PA)
Erika Rosenberg, (Chicago, IL)
Erika L.  Rosenberg, M.A, Social Sciences (Chicago, IL)
Nancey Rosensweig, CNM, LCCE (New York, NY)
Beth  Ross, SNM, RN, BSN (Beckley, WV)
Vanessa  Ross, CNM, MSN, Midwifery Care of Holyoke (Holyoke, MA)
Beth  Ross, SNM, RN, BSN (Beckley, WV)
Debra  Rossie, MSN, CNM (St. Clair Shores, MI)
Catherine  Rott, CNHP (OK)
Cathy A. Rude, CPM, LM (Katy, TX)
Gerri L  Ryan, LM, CPM, FACCE, CD(DONA)(San DIego, CA)
Joan  S. Bryson, CNM, LM (Brooklyn, NY)
Jamila Salih-Fillmore, (Jacksonville, FL)
Theresa  Schmidt, RN, Student Nurse Midwife (Fombell, PA)
Debbie  Schneider, CPM (GA)
Whitney Scholz, Medical Student (Worcester, MA)
Mavis N.  Schorn, PhD, CNM (Nashville, TN)
Beverly  Schubert, CPM, LM, member MANA, MAWS, OMA (Mentor, OH)
Carol Schumacher, LM, CPM (Houston, TX)
Linda  Schutt, BS, CM, CPM, homebirth midwife (Trumansburg, NY)
Linda  Schutt, BS, CM, CPM, homebirth midwife (Trumansburg, NY)
Nicole  Schwartz, MSW, CD, CBE, Owner, Spirit Led Services (Phoenixville, PA)
Miriam  Schwarzschild, CNM, Homebirth Practice (New York, NY)
Kimberly Sebeck, CLD, CCCE, CAPPA (Knoxville, TN)
Kay  Sedler, CNM, MN, FACNM (Albuquerque, NM)
Lindsey  Seger, Co-Leader, ICAN of Nashville (Gallatin, TN)
Marlena Seminario, (Bethpage, NY)
Julia  Sents , (Wellsburg IA)
Heather  Sevcik, CD(DONA) (Asheville, NC)
Kathy  Shamoun, L.Ac., CD (DONA) (Laurel Hollow, NY)
Erica Shane, birth worker (New York, NY)
Sarah  Shannon (Minneapolis, (Minneapolis, MN)
Odelia  Shargian, CD DONA, (River Edge, NJ)
Jenna  Shaw-Battista, NP, CNM (San Francisco, CA)
Gail  Sherman , (Huntington NY)
Teri  Shilling, MS, CD (DONA), LCCE, founder of Passion for Birth (Mt. Vernon, WA)
Ellen  Sidles-Farhi, CD(DONA) (Brooklyn, NY)
Karla  Silverman, CNM, MS, Project Manager, The APC Initiative of New York State at Planned Parenthood of New York City (New York, NY)
Daphne  Singingtree, CPM (Eugene, OR)
Amanda Sini, CNM (Brooklyn, NY)
Laure  Sinnhuber-Giles , (New York NY)
Brooke Smith, ICAN of Central Oklahoma (Midwest City, OK)
Mickey  Sperlich, MA, CPM (Ann Arbor, MI)
Gretchen  Spicer, CPM, LM (Avoca, WI)
Lynne Staff, RN, EM, BHlthScNsg, MMid (Hons), FACM (Balmoral Ridge, Queensland, AU)
Julie  Stagg, MSN, RN (Austin, TX)
Fiora  Starchild-Wolf, Perinatal Counselor, Student Midwife (Eugene, OR)
Rebecca  Staska Jankowski, L.Ac, MSOM (Milwaukee, WI)
Janna  Stefanek, BSN, RNC, MPH (Tucson, AZ)
Vanessa  Stephens Coldwater, Traditional Midwife (Minneapolis, MN)
Ann  Sterlin,  (Manchester MI)
Maureen Stevens, MSN, Adjunct Professor Clinical Instructor (Dana Point, CA)
Sandra  Stewart (Ann Arbor, MI)
Catherine Stewart-Lindley,  PhD, CBE, CEA Board Member, CD(DONA) Labor Doula (New York, NY)
Susan  Studebaker, RNC, CNM, MS, CHES (Dickinson TX)
Jana  Studelska, CPM, LM (Duluth, MN)
Kelli  Sugihara, CEO, Larsen Billing Service (Enumclaw, WA)
Antoinette Sullivan, (MPH, Brooklyn, NY)
Nancy  Sullivan, CNM, MS, FACNM (Portland, OR)
Eileen  Sullivan , MCHD, CBE, EFT-ADV (Charlotte, NC)
Farra  Swan, ND, CPM (Phoenix, AZ)
Julia Swart, LM, CPM (Fruitland, Idaho)
Ann Sweeney, President, Massachusetts Friends of Midwives (MFOM) (Boston, MA)
James  Sweet, MS (Rochester, NY)
Mariah  Sweet , (Rochester NY)
Cathy  Szudy, RNC, IBCLC, CNM, MSN, APNP (Madison, WI)
Moira  Tannenbaum, student nurse-midwife, IBCLC, LCCE, RNC-LRN (Ann Arbor, MI) (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)
Ellen  Tattelman, MD (Bronx, NY)
Dawn  Teklinsky, MSN, CNM (Wyandotte, MI)
Dawn  Teklinsky, MSN, CNM (Wyandotte, MI)
Heather  Terrell , (Mesa AZ)
Amy Thompson, LMBT, C.AYUR (Asheville, NC)
Laura  Thompson Shive , (Mount Wolf PA)
Helene  Thompson-Scott, CNM, University of Rochester (Rochester,NY)
Trili Timm, (Chichester, NH)
Judith Tinkelenberg, CNM  midwife/director Sage Femme Midwifery Service (San Francisco, CA)
Amy Tinney RN, CPM,LM (Marina Del Rey, CA)
Sher  Todd, PhD, MSN, CNS, RN, Tobacco-Free Babies Project (Reno, NV)
Lynn  Tomlinson Anderson, CNM, MS (Carson City, NV)
Tanya  Tringali, CNM (New Rochelle, NY)
Jennifer  Tucker, Birth Doula (Jacksonville, FL)
Audrey  Tunis, (Chicago IL)
Glenda  Turner, Student Midwife (Richmond, VA)
Natalie  Turner, Child Birth Educator, Registered Children's nurse (Budapest, Hungary)
Lois Uttley, Co-founder, Raising Women’s Voices for the Health Care We Need (New York, NY)
Wendy L. Valhoff, CNM, FACNM, FNP, MSN (Lathrup Village, MI)
Cheri  Van Hoover, CNM, MS, Philadelphia University Faculty (Port Hadlock, WA)
Julia  Vance, CNM, MS (Madison, WI)
Deborah  Vasquez, MD, MPH, FAAP, Community Pediatric Programs (Bronx, NY) 
Liz Vazquez, CH, LMT, HBCE (Austin, TX)
Sara  Vecchione, RNC, BSN (Richmond, VA)
Kelly  Villa, MSN, CNM, RN, APNP (Milwaukee, WI)
Jana  Voelke Studelska, CPM, LM (Duluth, MN)
Cecilia  Wachdorf,  CNM PhD (Minneapolis, MN)
Jennifer  Walker, Doula CD (CBI) (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Deborah S.  Walker, DNSc, CNM, WHNP-BC, FNP-BC, FACNM (Detroit, MI)
Sarah  Wallbaum, CD(DONA), CCBE(ACBE) (Prairie Village, KS)
Jennifer  Walsh,  (Brooktondale NY)
Ruth  Walsh, CPM (Morgantown, WV)
Pamela  Warren, RN, BSN, CCE, CLC (Reno, NV)
Jeanne  Watson Driscoll, PhD, RN, PC (Boston, MA)
Ann  Weathersby, CNM, Kaiser Permanente GA (GA)
Stana  Weisburd, Licensed Massage Therapist, Birth Doula & Advocate (Brooklyn, NY)
Dixie L  Whetsell, MS, IBCLC (Portland, OR)
Deborah  White, RNC, SNM (Tallahassee, FL)
Joanne  White , (East Lansing  MI)
Holly  Wiersma, CD(DONA) (Pleasant Hill, CA)
Ruth  Wilf, CNM, PhD, The Birth Center (Bryn Mawr, PA)
Ruth  Wilf, CNM, PhD, The Birth Center, member of the Leadership Team, Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS) (Bryn Mawr, PA)
Lisa  Willard , (Willis TX)
Deanne Williams, MS, CNM (Salt Lake City, UT)
Rachel  Williston, CNM, CPM (Kansas City, MO)
Tanya  Wills, Mother and Doula (New York, NY)
Cheyenne Winkler, (Ackley, IA)
Claire  Winstone, Ph.D., prenatal and perinatal psychology (Santa Clarita, CA)
Maryanne Wisniewski, RN (Coram, NY)
Jill  Wodnick, MA,CD(DONA),prenatal yoga instructor, birthweaver (Montclair, NJ)
Jennifer Wolfe, RN, Student Nurse Midwife (Columbus, Ohio)
Sarah Wolfe, (South Orange, NJ)
Billee  Wolff, RN, CD(DONA), LCCE (New Milford, NJ)
Natalie Wommack, RNC, LM, CPM (Houston, TX)
Miriam  Wood,  (Washington DC)
Tamara  Wrenn, MA, CCE, CIMT CEAMNY Affiliated (Harriman, NY)
Helena  Wu, Licensed Midwife, CPM (Middletown Springs, VT)
Stasi York, Birth Doula, Education Coordinator, Birth Matters (Charlottesville, VA)
Vicky  York, IBCLC, CPD (Portland, OR)
Rachel  Zeller, (Buffalo, NY)

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