Deborah McBain is a former certified nurse-midwife and practiced full-scope midwifery in Metro Detroit for 20 years. For 23 years before her midwifery career she practiced as an RN in medical/surgical, obstetrical and neonatology units. During her career, in addition to her midwifery practice, she taught childbirth education, led menopause support groups and mentored nursing, midwifery and medical students and residents.
McBain graduated from Wayne State University–Detroit with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing Science and from the Case Western University–Cleveland with a Master’s Degree. She received her midwifery education through Frontier Nursing Service, Community–based Nurse-Midwifery Education Program (CNEP) in Hyden, Ky. She began her midwifery career at an out-of-hospital birth center and retired from the Henry Ford Medical System Midwifery Practice in 2016.
“I am humbled by the trust that families consistently have in midwives to safely guide them through the journey of pregnancy and birth. It is trust that must be reciprocated to be valuable. Midwives must also trust women and the process of birth. It is a sacred mutual trust that has spanned history. I am honored to be part of this ongoing story of women, birth and life.”