Laurie Macleod, CNM, is a Certified Nurse Midwife for Nationwide Children’s Teen and Pregnant Program, as well as for The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. She attended nursing school at the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing and received her master’s degree in nurse-midwifery at the University of New Mexico College of Nursing. During her graduate courses, Laurie worked as a labor and delivery nurse. After graduation, she worked in private practice for almost seven years where she attended more than 620 births. Laurie enjoys developing trusting relationships with her patients, which is one of the reasons she is passionate about midwifery.