Raven Lang: A Founding Mother of Modern North American Midwifery

“I set out to be an educator but was called upon by my community to do more, and I could not say no.” Raven’s Birth Book, currently out of print, is considered a classic in North American birth literature. Numerous prominent authors cite Raven’s work and credit her as both inspirational and educational.
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About Author: Dina Davidson

Dina Davidson is a mother of four, professional doula, writer/editor, and student midwife from Port Moody, British Columbia. She wrote this article while completing the course “History of Midwifery” at the Midwives College of Utah. You can reach Dina at birthingway@shaw.ca.

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