NC Midwives (nurses and lay)

Learn more about the history of Midwives in NC


  • Information from the NC Museum of History Website
  • Information from the NC Midwives Alliance website
  • NC Museum of History information about Midwifery in NC (see picture of midwife class at FSU at the bottom)
  • A speech given at ECU by Holly Mathews, PhD, Professor, Department of Anthropology titled: “Killing the Medical Self-help Tradition among African Americans: The Case of Lay Midwifery in North Carolina, 1912-1983”
  • Holly Mathews, PhD, Professor, Department of Anthropology. View Presentation.
  • Photograph on page 110 of Pitt County Lay Midwives in 1951
  • See Lisa Goldstein in the biographies section of this website.