Ruth Watson Lubic, activist nurse-midwife

Ruth Watson Lubic, activist nurse-midwife

Interview: Ruth Watson Lubic, turning 90, tells why she cares

(StoryCorps, 43 minutes).

Ruth Watson Lubic was appalled by what she saw and heard as she was being prepared for her extraordinary career as a nurse-midwife.She has founded three birthing centers, one in poorest section in The Bronx, New York City, and one in the poorest neighborhood in Washington, D.C., the Developing Families Center, in her effort to reduce the deaths of African-American and Latina mothers during pregnancy and childbirth.  Now entering her 91st year, she continues to look forward to expanding her work and beliefs.

Nonkululeka Tyehemba, Harlem-based midwife, activist

Nonkululeka Tyehemba, Harlem-based midwife, activist

Interview:Nonkululeka Tyehemba, in her 70s, tells why her path led to midwifery and activism

(StoryCorps, 43 minutes

Nonkululeko Tyehemba, in her 70s, grew up, lives and works in Harlem. She is the mother of seven children and has multiple degrees, including advanced midwifery training at Baylor University. She trains midwives in Somalialand and continues her U.S. advocacy for midwifery to reduce African-American maternal mortality and morbidity.

 

 

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