“If you want to have the best experience through pregnancy, you have to take time to do the work to prepare for it. As a midwife, I hope I can educate my patients to make the time leading up to childbirth more enjoyable, as well as labor and delivery. I hope my patients will see me as kind and supportive, a guiding presence in their journey to help them have the experience they want to have through childbirth.”
Charlotte Chiang has assisted in hundreds of births. As a labor and delivery nurse for five years, she too often saw patients who hadn’t prepared for their pregnancy and were miserable during their child-birth experience. She also saw patients who looked so grounded, calm and practiced for their delivery—they were less surprised. It was all about preparation. So, Charlotte went back to school to earn her master’s in nurse-midwifery. “The idea of getting to know my patients before they rolled into the delivery room,” inspired her career. “I was getting so frustrated meeting people when they were in so much pain and uncomfortable. I wished I could meet them so much earlier.” For Charlotte, it’s about building a strong relationship and learning about her patient’s lifestyle and goals. The human body is amazing through all stages of life.