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Dr. Ginger Breedlove PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN

Dr. Ginger Breedlove

Dr. Breedlove is a past president of the American College of Nurse-Midwives and has led many national initiatives to address and improve maternal child health in the United States. In 2017 she formed a consulting company Grow Midwives LLC to assist Physicians and Health System, and to support Midwives in the design and scaling up of best practices in team-based care models. Over her 43 year career she co-founded the first free-standing birthing center in Topeka, Kansas in 1979, the first hospital-based Midwife service at St Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri in 1994, and established the University of Kansas graduate Nurse-Midwifery program in 1999. Dr. Breedlove was on faculty a combined 17 years as Professor of Nursing and Midwifery at Shenandoah University and University of Kansas School of Nursing. She is a widely published author in numerous journals and publications, a national speaker, and has received over $5 million dollars in grant funding projects related to women and maternal health care improvement. In 2016 she co-founded March for Moms with Dr. Neel Shah serving as President five years. I

n 2018 Dr. Breedlove edited and launched a best-selling book for new parents navigating the first six weeks postpartum titled, Nobody Told Me About That! Ginger also serves on the DONA International Advisory Council and facilitated content presentation and print resources related to Doula support in COVID-19 Pandemic.