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See You Now Podcast

See You Now Podcast

6: Empowering Childbirth

February 24, 2020


Pioneer, MacArthur Fellow and Nurse Midwife Ruth Watson Lubic, EdD, RN, CNM, FAAN, FACNM, opened the first freestanding birth center for low-income families in New York City at a time where it was common for women to have very little say in their labor and delivery experience. In this episode, Lubic talks with Shawna Butler about her six decades of experience in nurse-midwifery, how far care delivery in childbirth has come and what the next 60 years of health innovation in this space could be.
Interested in learning more?

Featured in this episode –
Ruth Watson Lubic, EdD, RN, CNM, FAAN, FACNM

Additional resources and background information –

“Principles for a Successful Professional Life,” by Ruth Watson Lubic,

World Health Organization (WHO), Health Topics, Midwifery,

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