|"Midwifery is about being "with woman" and their families from adolescence through menopause, offering guidance, support and expertise in healthy pregnancy, childbirth, family planning and well-woman care."|
|Stephanie Larson realized her calling to be a midwife in adolescence when she saw her first birth attended by a midwife. As she pursued her education to fulfill her dream of becoming a midwife, she understood that midwives are key healthcare providers for women throughout their lifespan.|
Stephanie grew up in Massachusetts and relocated to Maine in 2006. She fulfilled her goal of becoming a Certified Nurse Midwife in 2009 after graduating from the Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing and prior to that obtaining her BSN, RN from the University of Massachusetts.
She enjoys gardening, cooking, reading, swimming and spending time with her children.
She is especially interested in adolescent health and reproductive rights, as defined by The World Health Organization as follows:
Reproductive rights rest on the recognition of the basic right of all couples and individuals to decide freely and responsibly the number, spacing and timing of their children and to have the information and means to do so, and the right to attain the highest standard of sexual and reproductive health. They also include the right of all to make decisions concerning reproduction free of discrimination, coercion and violence.
BSN, University of Massachusetts, Boston, Boston MA 1997
MSN, Frontier School of Midwifery, Hyden, KY 2009
American College of Nurse Midwives