Amy Willen has been a Certified Nurse Midwife since 2004 and has worked in a variety of settings in the U.S., providing full scope midwifery care in a large university hospital, smaller urban hospitals, freestanding birth centers, and home birth practices. She strongly believes that women have a right to access safe reproductive health care from trained health care providers and that this care can be safely delivered in a variety of settings ranging from home to hospital.
Amy has also served as a midwifery preceptor, teaching hands on skills to nurse midwifery students in home, birth center and hospital settings. She also served as a volunteer midwife at Shanti Uganda for five months in 2015. She currently is in clinical practice at a Federally Qualified Health Center in Chicago, attending births in both a hospital and a freestanding birth center.
Amy received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from St. Olaf College and her Masters of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, for which she received a scholarship from the National Health Service Corps.