Ms. Saraswathi Vedam, RM, CNM, MSN, Sci D (h.c.). Saraswathi has authored several articles and chapters on evidence-based midwifery practice, and has been invited to give presentations both worldwide and locally. Saraswathi also serves as chair of the Homebirth Section of the American College of Nurse-Midwives Division of Standards and Practice, and as chair of the Research and Publications Section of the Midwives Alliance of North America, both in the United States.
Supported by funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Saraswathi is currently conducting a national study to investigate the experiences and attitudes of multidisciplinary maternity care providers’ towards planned home birth. As well, she is working to develop the first in a series of clinical studies to evaluate methods of fetal health surveillance.