Meet Susanna Mauzy Certified Professional Midwife & Doula
At the University of Wisconsin- Madison, where I went to college, there was a class almost every female undergrad took at some point in their four years, Women’s Studies 103. A brief portion of the curriculum involved discussing birth culture in America and while most of the 400 women and 5 men in the room turned away at the birth videos, I was enthralled. Not long after, I became friends with the son of a midwife and dove into my first book on pregnancy and birth. Three chapters in and I was sold. I learned what it meant to watch someone give every bit of strength and power they had to bring their baby into the world, and knew I had chosen the right path.
Midwifery studies and training
I finished my BA in Religious studies and applied to Birthwise Midwifery School in Maine. I took the DONA birth doula training in preparation for my time at Birthwise and was honored to attend a couple births before starting school.
While enrolled at Birthwise I took part in many births with a CPM in conjunction with my coursework. After finishing my core curriculum at Birthwise, I began a year-long apprenticeship with a busy midwife serving Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania . I then spent two months in an apprenticeship working within the Amish community in Lancaster, PA.
I graduated from Birthwise in June of 2012. I subsequently passed the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) exam and received my Certification of Professional Midwife (CPM). I then moved back to my home state of Massachusetts to begin my practice. Today I serve families throughout the greater Boston area, with a focus on Arlington, Somerville, Cambridge, Belmont, and Watertown.
When I'm not at births...
When not heading to prenatals or births, I try to go running along the Minuteman bike path down the street from my Arlington home, chip away at my long reading list, or occasionally attempt a knitting project. Most of my extended family live close by and I get to spend plenty time with my baby nephew. A fan of water and all activities related to it, I often take advantage of being close to walden pond and have recently discovered the joys of sailing on the Charles.