Trauma-Informed Pelvic Care’s Unique Opportunities for Midwives
Stephanie Tillman, CNM
Stephanie Tillman (pronouns: she/her) is a midwife at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She completed her undergraduate degree in Global Health and Medical Anthropology at the University of Michigan, and her graduate degree in Midwifery at Yale University. Stephanie is a Clinical Medical Ethics Fellow at the University of Chicago, where she is focusing on consent in pelvic care. She is on the Boards of Directors of the Midwest Access Project and Nurses for Sexual and Reproductive Health, is a member of the ACNM Ethics Committee, and is an Advisory Committee member of the Queer and Transgender Midwives Association. She is a widely published and prolific speaker on trauma-informed care, consent in pelvic care, sex positivity, including multiple hospital Grand Rounds, midwifery and OBGYN national conferences, graduate medical, nursing, and midwifery programs. Stephanie is the writer and activist @FeminisMidwife, and through that online platform, academic and public writing, and professional speaking engagements, seeks to interact with providers and consumers in conversations about consent in health provision, ethics, queer care, sex positivity, anti-racism, nurses and advanced practice clinicians in abortion care, and trauma-informed frameworks.