Tine Greve received her midwifery education in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1991 and has been an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) since 2000. In 2014 she obtained a bachelor’s degree in acupuncture, including basic skills in Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has gained most of her clinical experience as a midwife from alternative birth care (ABC) units in Denmark and Norway. Tine also started the first breastfeeding-counseling clinic in Norway in 2000. She is currently working part-time as a breastfeeding counselor and teacher at the National Advisory Unit for Breastfeeding in addition to her work as midwife and acupuncturist in a mother-and-baby health care clinic.
The author posits that the rise in third- and fourth-degree tears in Scandinavian countries stems more from the increased use of interventions such as induction and epidural than from the “hands-off” approach favored by midwives.