Assistant Clinical Professor of Midwifery, Yale University
I am a clinically experienced midwife. I recently completed my PhD at NYU. My dissertation focused on the ways that common interventions at birth alter the baby's initial bacterial colonization during the first month of life. My clinical experience is caring for women from under-served populations in New York.
For all of human history, babies have been born where their mothers lived whether in a house, hut or cave. Only in the last century has birth moved out of the home and into the hospital. How has that changed the types of...