I had the extreme pleasure of landing on the Urban Village Midwife blog tonight. I was instantly connected to Sherry Payne — this is a woman whose midwife heart beats like mine.
Research, disparities, increasing midwifery workforce…and she comes at it from a community health perspective.
In case you are thinking this is “just” a midwifery student with big ideas, she is a woman with a productive history of advocacy and knowledge generation. She is an editor for a research journal. She sits on the board of CIMS. This is a woman who has been active in maternal health, and is using midwifery training to strengthen her ability to make change.
I’m suddenly sad I didn’t attend the ACNM Annual Meeting — I’m sure I would have met her there. Maybe she’ll be at ICM next week. Or maybe I just have to wait a bit longer since she must be even more busy than me!
It’s nice to know you exist Sherry Payne, and I look forward to opportunities to work with you in the future.
The rest of you, go read her wonderful interview about disparities in breastfeeding.