Geradine Simkins

Geradine Simkins

Geradine Simkinsā€™ lifelong passion is midwifery. It has captivated every part of her body, mind and spirit. Her vision of midwifery integrated into the US maternity care system has continually driven her thinking and actions. For over 44 years she has made significant contributions to her community as a midwife clinician and preceptor, but also to the midwifery profession as a leader, spokesperson, author and activist. She has provided strong and effective leadership to professional midwifery organizations at the local, regional and national levels, and has also contributed on the international level. She is currently a member of the Michigan Board of Licensed Midwifery. Geradine is the author of a newly published book (2020), called The Midwife Matrix, Reclaiming Our Bodies, Our Births, Our Lives, and the editor/author of an anthology of memoirs by 25 diverse matriarch midwives, called Into These Hands, Wisdom From Midwives (2011). After four-and-a-half decades of service, Geradine is trying to step out of the midwifery world and into her garden more, and go sailing more, and play with her grandchildren more, but curiously, things keep calling her back in.  

 

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