PhD student, OHSU School of Nursing
Lives in: Portland, OR
Nurse-midwifery, physiologic birth, group prenatal care, care of healthy low-risk pregnant women
The impact of group prenatal care on self-efficacy and timing of hospital admission during labor
Gail Houck, Ph.D., R.N., P.M.H.N.P. (Chair)
Cathy Emeis, Ph.D., C.N.M.
Aaron Caughey, M.D., Ph.D.
Thomas Gregory, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
Conference Participation as an OHSU-SON student:
American College of Nurse Midwives 58th Annual Meeting
Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine 2013 Annual Meeting
My research interests emerge directly from my twelve years of nurse-midwifery practice, nine of those at OHSU. I am interested in better understanding which factors support healthy, pregnant women in experiencing normal, physiologic birth. I am particularly curious to identify what can be accomplished prenatally to best equip women to work confidently with the work of labor. I am interested in questions of quality, perinatal outcomes, and cost. When not engaged in these concerns, I am quite busy with my two and eight year old kids and also enjoy steel welding.