Carol Gautschi, CPM, LM trained with physicians in California during the 1970s. Since 1979 she has attended home births on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, where she has practiced continuously longer than any other midwife in the area. Even though she was unlicensed for a good portion of her career, she later founded the Washington Alliance for Responsible Midwifery, which promotes quality, legal maternity care options by working with legislators, birth professionals, and consumers. She is also the chairwoman for Birth Matters, a consumer group that works to increase the public awareness of home birth. Carol writes for Midwifery Today and teaches workshops all over the world. For more information on Carol Gautschi visit gentlebirths.net.
This Midwife of the Week post was written by Valerie Meharg. It originated on FoMM’s Facebook page and is archived here on our website for your continued enjoyment!