Baylor is one of the few colleges offering a new program that allows nurses to go from their bachelor's degree to a doctorate in nurse-midwifery. I hope more colleges follow suit, in the hopes of lowering the nations c-section rate.
Dr. Mary Ann Faucher says:
"Doctors are expert in diagnosis and treatment of illness -- but birth is not a sickness," said Dr. Mary Ann Faucher, associate professor of nursing and program coordinator of the nurse-midwifery program at the Dallas-based nursing school.
"We trust birthing; we trust women's bodies," she said. "The best practice is when midwives collaborate with an obstetrician if there are complications."