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

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

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.