Podcast 042: Is a Home Birth with a Midwife Right for You? | Gerri Ryan

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Our guest on this episode of “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is Gerri Ryan, Executive Director & COO of the Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery, licensed professional midwife, certified doula and nationally recognized doula trainer.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. the paradigm shift around natural birth Gerri Ryan is witnessing across the country and what it means for the next generation of children 
  2. answers to the common “what if’s” questions of home birth: what if there’s a problem at home? what if we need to go to the hospital? IS IT SAFE?
  3. what Gerri sees as the hallmark of midwifery care = post-partum care

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About Gerri Ryan:

Gerri Ryan, L.M., C.P.M., FACCE, Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer of Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery: Managed administrative staff of a large firm for several years before leaving the corporate arena to pursue her goal of becoming a midwife. She is a licensed and certified professional midwife, is certified as a doula and is a nationally recognized doula trainer. She has co-chaired several national health conferences and is the founder of San Diego Birth Network, the first non-profit birth network in the US. Currently teaches midwifery students, supervises academic faculty and clinical instructors and has primary responsibility for marketing, recruitment, and human resources management for Nizhoni Institute.

About the Author

Dr. Jay Warren has been a prenatal and pediatric chiropractor for 17 years. He is also the Wellness Care Coordinator at the CAP Wellness Center in San Diego, CA where 90% of his practice is pregnant or postpartum women and babies under one year old. Dr. Jay is a proud member of the ICPA and APPPAH (the Association or Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health) and the host of the podcast “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” in iTunes. His online program, “Connecting with Baby” guides pregnant women through processes to strengthen maternal bonding for a happier pregnancy, gentler birth and easier post-partum experience. Dr. Jay is also the proud father of his 3 year old son, Niko who keeps him very busy (and happy) outside of the office.