So You Want to be a Midwife?

In Spring 2021 Common Sense Childbirth and the University of California San Francisco launched a national survey of people of color interested in becoming midwives. We also invited survey participants to share their powerful stories of why becoming a midwife was important to them, what barriers they have faced on their journey, and what it would mean to their community to have more midwives of color. You can read their stories below.


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Our article Racism is a motivator and a barrier for people of color aspiring to become midwives in the United States in Health Services Research has been published online.

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Aspiring midwives of color are mainly motivated by racism witnessed during childbirth