Verena Schmid has been a midwife for over 25 years. She has founded a center for natural and homebirth with continuity of care from conception until the first year of the baby; a midwifery magazine; and a school with the goal of teaching Italian midwives the true sense of the midwifery model of care and promoting a new birth culture.
In 2000 Verena won the prestigious Astrid Limburg award for midwifery achievement and excellence. She teaches in hospitals all over Italy, in several European countries and in her school. She is the author of two books and an activist in political promotion of natural birth and midwifery. At the time she is working at a project for a birth center in Florence.