Though certified professional midwives train for three to five years to become nationally certified, most states also require a state certification.
NYC’s midwife-friendly St. Vincent’s Hospital is now closed, leaving women planning births both in and out of the hospital in the cold. What can New Yorkers do to help, and what does this mean for the rest of us?
Melissa Cheyney is a midwife and home birth advocate who has devoted her career to bringing new life into this world and who works to improve relationships between hospital and home birth providers.
Feministing blogger, radical doula, and RH Reality Check writer Miriam Perez and Steff Hedenkamp with The Big Push for Midwives campaign joined us for a live discussion. Read the transcript here.