In Episode Six we explore midwifery in Puerto Rico and the impact of Hurricane Maria on maternity care. Featuring interviews with midwives Vanessa Caldari and Michelle Perez-Chiques of Centro MAM, midwifery student Jessica Galarza, and researcher Holly Horan.
This episode features midwife Ebony Marcelle, with interviews with student midwives Trixie Kioko and Sunny Soroosh. We discuss racism and its impact on maternal health outcomes for African American women, and explore the role midwifery can play in reducing these disparities.
We know that midwives work in a variety of settings, and that many move from one practice environment to another during their career. In this episode, midwife Susan Heinz shares her journey working in home and hospital settings and, most recently, opening a birth center in Corvallis, Oregon. We also speak with Evie, a mother who has experienced both in- and out-of-hospital births, all attended by midwives.