Dr. Susanrachel Condon received her midwifery education from SUNY Downstate and was one of the first 8 people in the US to earn a Doctorate in Midwifery from the Midwifery Institute at Jefferson. Since 2004, Dr. Condon has been a partner in a private practice in New York’s Hudson Valley, providing primary care across the lifespan and home-based perinatal services. She has also worked in hospital and clinic-based practice. Dr. Condon has been a preceptor for both midwifery and nursing programs. She has taught massage therapy, anatomy & physiology, pathophysiology, and women’s health-related topics in the classroom and as a featured lecturer in a variety of venues since 1991. She studied both the occupational therapy and physical therapy models of pelvic health extensively and considers pelvic assessment competency across the lifespan an integral part of midwifery care and her practice.
Dr. Condon was a member of the Home Birth Integration Initiative of New York Committee for 3 years, participating in the development of evidence-based practice guidelines. She serves on the ACNM Home Birth & Birth Center Committee, where she has been a contributor to the 4th edition of the Home Birth & Birth Center Manual. Her doctoral research was on obstetric violence, respectful care, and promoting midwives as role models for collaborative decision-making. She has presented on these topics as a guest speaker at midwifery organizations, the Alden March Reproductive Bioethics Conference, the NYS Perinatal Association, and ACNM Annual Meetings. Dr. Condon engages in innovative research and has been published in the Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health (JMWH). She is a peer reviewer for JMWH. Her scarce free time is spent working for social and reproductive justice, knitting, weight-lifting, and exploring the mountains near home.