Aviva Romm’s professional story begins: “Midwife. MD. Herbalist. Ecologist. Activist. Mom.” A Yale educated MD, Aviva has turned these identities, skills, and backgrounds into woman-centered, socially and environmentally conscious, holistic care. Aviva practices what she calls “good medicine,” and hopes to see a shift away from over-medicalization toward a model that “respects the intrinsic healing capacities of the body and nature.” She has written seven highly renowned health and pregnancy books, is the founder of Yale’s Integrative Medicine Program, and the creator of Woman Wise, an online curriculum for women from all walks of life. Here is an article about why Aviva would still choose a home birth even after all her years as an MD: http://avivaromm.com/choosing-home-birth.
Midwife of the Week posts, written by Sirene-Rose Lipschutz, originate on FoMM’s Facebook page and are archived here on our website for your continued enjoyment!