Guest, Vanita Lott

Guest Name: 
Vanita Lott
Vanita Lott, Certified Nurse Midwife, RN, and BSN
Guest Occupation: 
Certified Nurse Midwife, RN, and BSN
Guest Biography: 

About Vanita Lott:

As a Certified Nurse Midwife, RN, and BSN, my passion is sharing my 35 years of experience, knowledge and wisdom to empower women to make fully informed choices for a safer, easier and more beautiful birth. Today’s extreme techno-medical approach treats birth as a disaster waiting to happen and imposes many dubious interventions on even normal labors. Our maternity care system has become infected with the profit and power-driven agendas of insurance companies; hospital, pharmaceutical and medical supply corporations; and even the medical societies. Despite pretty labor rooms and more female Ob/Gyns, the cesarean rates skyrocketed. Unbelievably, our current system was never designed to be mother & baby friendly and has been criticized as pseudo-scientific by independent researchers. Our dangerous “unnec-cesarean” epidemic is the most glaring example that this very unbalanced approach needs a dramatic overhaul to become wellness & prevention oriented to meet the real needs of mothers, babies and their families.

Background:

  • Called to be midwife at the age of 16 while reading about the U.S. Air Force’s CNMs.
  • Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from William Patterson College in New Jersey in 1981. Cum Laude (with Honors).
  • Frontier School of Midwifery, graduated with GPA of 3.87 in 1997.
  • American College of Nurse-Midwives board certified.
  • Hospital experience including high-risk in N.J., N.Y., Washington, Arizona, Nevada, and California.
  • Professional & community lecturer, seminar leader and researcher.
  • Avid student of alternative holistic healing practices, including naturopathy, herbal medicine, sound and spiritual healing.
  • Certified yoga teacher and Reiki (hands-on-healing) practitioner.
  • Loves kayaking, hiking, ecstatic dance, yoga, meditation, being in nature, being with family & friends. 
  • More information at: https://awakeningbirthnow.com/