Licensed Midwife Allison Blackham: ‘It’s important to me to provide dignified, respectful care’ Licensed Midwife Allison Blackham knows the power of parenthood, from before a baby’s first breath to decades later. The birth of a child “affects generations of people,” says Blackham, who has been involved in births for more than three decades as nurse,…

Drea is a women’s health nurse practitioner and certified nurse midwife (CNM). She graduated from Georgetown University, adding her advanced practice nursing to her Master’s in Public Health. Her education has always centered around maternal and child health, and has always known she would be “catching babies” at some point in her life. She offers…