Cindy L. Farley, CNM, PhD, FACNM, studied midwifery at Emory University. She earned her BSN and PhD from The Ohio State University and her MSN from Emory University. She is an Associate Professor at Georgetown University in the Nurse-Midwifery/ Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) programs. She serves as a locum tenens midwife for Mount Eaton Care Center, an Amish birth center, and Pomerene Hospital, a rural hospital in Millersburg, Ohio. Dr. Farley reviews selected legal cases involving midwifery regulatory issues and clinical care. She is co-editor of Clinical Practice Guidelines for Midwifery and Women’s Health and of Prenatal and Postnatal Care: A Woman Centered Approach.
Dr. Farley has been instrumental in organizing groups of midwifery students to visit their federal legislators and advocate for positive change in important maternal health policies and legislation. She was awarded a Faculty Residency in the Fall of 2019 at Oxford University in England, learning from British midwives and midwifery students and exploring their systems of care for childbearing families. Making midwives to improve the health of women and their families is Dr. Farley’s passion.