Birth Day Midwifery Care - Nancy Wainer

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Midwife and childbirth writer and speaker Nancy Wainer was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, in 1947, the daughter of Merton and Ethel (Cohen) Wainer. She graduated from Boston University in 1969. She and her husband Paul Cohen, a dentist, married in 1969 and settled in Needham, Massachusetts, and had three children, Eric (b.1972), Elissa (b.1974), and Andrea (b.1979), before divorcing. From 1972 until 1982, she was a leader in La Leche League, a nonprofit organization founded in 1956 to promote breastfeeding. In 1973, Wainer and Jini Duffy Fairley founded the nonprofit organization C/Sec Inc. (Cesareans/Support Education and Concern), which provided information on cesarean childbirth, cesarean prevention, and vaginal birth after cesarean or VBAC, a phrase coined by Wainer. Wainer was instrumental in changing hospital policies regarding cesarean section and VBAC and spoke out forcefully against a growing reliance in the United States on technology and surgery during birth. She is the author (as Nancy Wainer Cohen) of Silent Knife: Cesarean Prevention and Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (1983) and Open Season: A Survival Guide for Natural Childbirth and VBAC in the 90s (1991); she has also written several articles on childbirth. As of 2011, she is a practicing certified professional midwife specializing in homebirths, conducting childbirth seminars throughout the United States and in Canada, and serving as a consultant to birthing organizations around the world.

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Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.(n.d.). Birth Day Midwifery Care - Nancy Wainer. Retrieved September 23, 2017 from Harvard University Library Web Archive Collection Service: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:RAD.SCHL.WAX:4913320

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Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Birth Day Midwifery Care - Nancy Wainer. SL Sites: Archived Websites from Schlesinger Library Collections. http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:RAD.SCHL.WAX:4913320. (accessed September 23, 2017).

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Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. "Birth Day Midwifery Care - Nancy Wainer." n.d.. Harvard University Library Web Archive Collection Service. 23 September 2017 . <http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:RAD.SCHL.WAX:4913320>.