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I have been a midwife for 21 years. Midwifery and motherhood have defined my adult life. I was 24 and in nursing school, pursuing an interest in women’s health and what was known then as “preventive medicine,” when I witnessed my first midwife-attended birth. Lightning struck.
About Author: Meredith Goff
Meredith Goff has been practicing midwifery for 21 years in a variety of settings. She established Connecticut’s first CNM homebirth practice and most recently was founder and director of the Birthplace at St. Mary’s Hospital, an NACC-accredited childbirth center. She is currently director of Yale Women’s Health and Midwifery, a faculty practice of Yale University School of Nursing. See her personal profile, “Meet the Practitioner,” on the previous page. View all posts by Meredith Goff