Verena Schmid – Midwife

September 2, 2022 |
Verena Schmid Midwife

Pioneer Italian Midwife

Verena Schmid became a qualified midwife in Florence in 1979. Since then she has assisted home deliveries for more than 25 years, founded an independent midwifery centre called Il Marsupio and founded Donna e Donna il giornale delle ostetriche, a professional magazine for midwives. She founded the Elemental School of Midwifery Art in Florence in 1996, unique in Italy and Europe and she was instrumental in the opening of the Centro Benessere Maternità in 2013. In 2000 she was awarded the prestigious Astrid Limburg award for her engagement to promote midwifery and natural birth in Italy. She has been invited to teach in hospitals and health centres all over Europe and is the author and co-author of several books on childbirth including Birth Pain: Power to Transform! She is currently teaching a masters degree on Salutogenesis at the University of Salzburg.

CBM is a centre for the health and wellbeing of mothers, children, families and women of all ages. It offers space for meeting, sharing, education and growth. We give guidance on the path of parenthood, using the imprint of Salutogenesis. We offer concrete options for making choices that respond as much as possible to the needs of the person. The centre is managed by a team of trained midwives, specialised in natural, physiological birth and Salutogenesis. They have support from a team of medical specialists, multidisciplinary professionals and holistic practitioners.

What we like about them

  Apply positive communication
  Provide a listening ear, respect, and freedom of choice
  Lead women back to their body and self-knowledge

In their own words

We focus not on risks but on resources and how to improve them. We apply positive communication to see the best, not the worst. We lead women back to their body and self-knowledge, we use physiological interventions in case of need without any side effects, we improve normal birth also with physiological hypoalgesia.” Verena

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