Nicole Marie White
Nicole Marie White is a Licensed Midwife (LM), Certified Professional Midwife (CPM), and birth advocate with a public health degree from Wayne State University. She is a Co-founder and the Policy Director of Birth Detroit. Birth Detroit is a collective of birth workers and public health advocates committed to building a more just place to birth in Detroit and beyond while embracing a community-organizing approach to birth center development rooted in deep equity and meaningful partnership. Nicole has been attending births for 20 years and has been a national and state midwifery policy leader. She received a fellowship to work on public policy to address maternal-infant health disparities in Michigan, served on the inaugural Board of Licensed Midwifery for the State of Michigan, led the opening of Birth Detroit's first prenatal and postpartum clinic, and facilitated the development of Birth Detroits Birth Justice agenda. Nicole believes that increasing access to human rights-centered midwifery care rooted in racial and gender justice is critical to addressing high maternal and infant mortality rates locally and globally.