Rose Penwell is a field director and supervising midwife for Mercy In Action Maternity Center in Olongapo City, Philippines where she and her family operate a free maternity clinic for the indigent families. Rose and her husband Ian also teach an intensive course of midwifery academics in Boise, Idaho, USA every Septermber - November

Rose is a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) through the North American Registry of Midwives and is a Licensed Midwife (LM) in the state of Idaho. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Midwifery (BSM) through the National College of Midwifery, as well as a Bachelor of Social Science through Boise State University

Rose has spent her entire life surrounded by midwifery culture and is a firm believer that a safe & peaceful atmosphere is the greatest determinant of a safe birth. She strives to provide that through evidence-based practices and advanced midwifery skills, while respecting the sanctity of birth and protecting a woman’s ability to give birth naturally

She has personally given birth naturally to three beautiful children, one of which was delivered in a birth center, and the other two at home with her husband


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