Dr. Amber Price joined us this week to talk about how we can make a positive change in birth. She sat down with Hillary to talk about her life as a nurse-midwife, how she feels about some of the jokes that go around baby showers and social media, and simple ways we can make a difference.
About Dr. Price
Dr. Price received a Bachelor in Behavioral Science from the University of Maryland, followed by a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Old Dominion University. She completed her graduate degree at the University of Cincinnati, graduating with a Master of Nursing in Midwifery, and a post-Masters certificate in Global Women’s Health. She received her Executive Doctorate in Nursing from The Johns Hopkins University, with a research focus on Respectful Maternity Care. Dr. Price served as President of the American College of Nurse-Midwives in Virginia, and currently serves on maternal mortality and perinatal quality boards in Tennessee and Virginia.
She was nominated for Birth Advocate of the Year in 2015 and for Global Women’s Health leader in 2018. In 2017, she won the prestigious Monarch Award for Innovation in Nursing.
Originally from Holland, Dr. Price trained in New Zealand, and has worked in women’s and children’s health for almost 30 years. She has worked as an out of hospital midwife in both homebirth and birth centers, as well as part of a large hospital based practice. She has led several initiatives that have drastically improved perinatal outcomes, and is passionate about the development of family-centered care spaces. Dr. Price currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer for a Women’s and Children’s hospital in Nashville. Dr. Price is a regular speaker on respectful maternity care, and has published numerous articles, as well as a recent book chapter on women’s voices in maternal health. Her passion and expertise surrounding change leadership and consent, and her unique perspective as the only practicing nurse-midwife and hospital administrator make her an expert on the patient experience for women of childbearing age.
You can read Dr. Price’s chapter in this brilliant collaborative book on demystifying the postpartum time and issues surrounding it: