Administrator of National Birth Centers, Inc.
I have a Masters Degree in Business Administration, and I suppose that was the first thing that qualified me for this job. My family's experience with a hospital birth and midwife-assisted birth helped push me over the top. Our first baby was a hospital delivery, and although it wasn't a terrible experience, my wife and I both felt something was missing. The hospital staff was friendly, but during our stay at the hospital, we felt the policies and rules were the most critical factor in the staffs' interaction with us. Everyone understands the need for policies and procedures, that is what keeps situations from being chaotic; yet, we wanted the focus to be more profound than that. Our next three babies were born with midwives, two at a birth center and one at home. Midwife-assisted birth gave us the exact care we wanted. We loved every minute of the time with our midwives. When I was presented with the opportunity to manage National Birth Centers, Inc, I knew it was the job for me. My family has been impacted by the personal care we received with the midwives. People always ask me, "What if something goes wrong?" I usually respond, "Oh, but what if everything goes right?" I also inform them a hospital is often just around the corner, and you always have that option. I am excited to open more birth centers across the country and give parents an excellent choice in how and where they expand their families.