Since 1982 Susan has worked in the field of pregnancy and birth as a nurse, a childbirth educator, a doula, a nurse-midwife, a doula trainer and an educator of nursing, midwifery and medical students. She was the Director of the Labor Assistant Training for the Association of Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators (ALACE) for 10 years. As a midwife, she has worked in home birth, free standing birth centers, and community and tertiary care hospitals. Her two daughters were born into the hands of midwives, one in a hospital, and the other a water birth at home.
While she believes home is the best location for birth for those women who seek it, Susan is a passionate and staunch advocate of the midwifery model of care for all women in all areas of women’s healthcare. She is currently practicing midwifery in the Boston area, continues to train doulas through The Organization of Labor Assistants for Birth Options and has the honor of being a Registered Midwife of Bermuda.