Home Birth is Subject of Public Lecture at Yale University School of Nursing

Certified Nurse Midwife Saraswathi Vedam will speak on “Home Birth in the United States,” on November 9 at 7 p.m., at the Yale University School of Nursing.

Vedam has been attending births for 18 years both in hospitals and homes. She is a charter member of the American College of Nurse Midwives Home Birth Committee and has played a key role in establishing professional standards for home births.

She received a master’s degree in nurse-midwifery from Yale University in 1985. Vedham developed and directed a midwifery service for a large hospital-based HMO practice in Syracuse, New York. She has also established her own home and hospital midwifery practices in San Francisco and Indianapolis. Vedham is the mother of four daughters, all born at home.

The lecture is sponsored by Yale’s nurse-midwifery class of 2001, the Office of the Dean and the Student Government Association. The talk will be held at the nursing school, 100 Church St. South, Room 118. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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