When she was just 20 years old, Brynne Potter began attending births as an apprentice with the philosophy that “if we can start babies off right, maybe they won’t have so much healing to do.” Since then, Brynne has participated in a wide range of midwifery related pursuits. She is a true friend to the cause and served as the Legislative Coordinator to the Commonwealth Midwives Alliance whose aim it was to pass a bill allowing licensure in Virginia. The bill passed in late 2005. After seeing her lobbying work in Virginia, the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) recruited her to sit on their board and share her knowledge and experience with other states seeking licensure. Brynne has made great innovations in the business side of midwifery as well. She designed the electronic charting software, Private Practice, which provides an easy to use database for recording all aspects of client care. Brynne Potter’s excellent video series on shared decision making can be found here: http://narm.org/shareddecisionmaking/.
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