About 100 babies are born every year on Nantucket Island- most of them at Nantucket Cottage Hospital. Parents who choose home birth can turn to the one midwife of the island. Sunny Daily has been training to be Nantucket's midwife for the past decade. But sustaining a midwifery practice nearly thirty miles offshore comes with unique challenges not to mention that sometimes home birth means delivering a baby on a boat.
This piece came to us through our production partners at Atlantic Public Media through their media training program, The Transom Story Workshop in Woods Hole. Monique is a graduate from the workshop, and you can find out more about that program at Transom.org.
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