Thank you Alibi for your excellent article about midwifery in New Mexico. You highlight one of the very special aspects of this state - it's fantastic midwife community! My wife and I have been under the care of extremely skilled midwives for our two home births. There is nothing more encouraging and nurturing than giving birth to a healthy baby in your own home, and having caring and loving birth attendants who are our good friends.
I am a surgeon at the University of New Mexico Hospital, and my wife and I felt so happy to have found that New Mexico's community of midwives is so strong and capable. One of our midwives is even now working with Medecins Sans Frontiers (Doctors without Borders) and taking her incredible skills to help teach and treat women in the Sudan, and other international locations.
Exploring the links between healthy birthing and midwifery is the future for empowering this nation's women. I would recommend that you check out a movie that Ricki Lake produced about her experience with pregancy and and home birth. It is entitled "The Business of Being Born."
Thanks again for the feature article.