Kerry became a birth worker after she became a mother and started attending births in 1989. Along the way, she has worked as a doula, childbirth educator, community activist and maternal-child nurse. Her family grew to its full blossom of 6 children through biology and adoption.
As a midwife attending homebirths, birth centers and hospitals it has cemented her belief that maternal choice and shared decision-making should be the foundation of care. She has been midwife-mentor and clinical preceptor alongside students, nurses and midwives in the United States, Pakistan, New Zealand, China, Rwanda and Uganda. The gift of a global view of maternity care and women’s health has shown her why it is so important to utilize the scientific evidence for clinical work. Being open to professional change and utilizing verified practices saves lives and improves outcomes in every maternity care location throughout the world.
Kerry spent 4 months volunteering with us at Shanti in 2017.