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Understanding Optimal Postpartum Care and Support

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Are you a midwife who would like to share your experiences providing postpartum care? Consider participating in this research study about community midwifery care in the U.S. as a model to improve perinatal health outcomes and reduce healthcare inequities.

Study procedure

  • You will participate in one interview lasting approximately 60 minutes
  • Interviews will take place either in person or over Zoom video call
  • Researchers will ask you a series of questions about your work experiences with a focus on postpartum care
  • You will be offered a $50 gift card as compensation for your time  
  • At the end of the project, we will share what we have learned from you and other participating midwives  


  • You are at least 18 years old
  • You are a midwife (CPM, LM, CNM, CM) with past or present experience providing home or birth center-based care in California
  • You have provided postpartum care for birthing parents and their babies
  • You speak English and/or Spanish 

We are especially interested in speaking with midwives of color and midwives who have ever been reimbursed by Medi-Cal for community midwifery care.

Study Investigators

  • Principal Investigator: Ariana Thompson-Lastad, PhD
  • Co-investigators: Jessica Harrison, PhD, LCSW, and Chanda Williams, PhD

Interested? Please reach out to us at [email protected]


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