Nadine Edwards began her career as a birth activist in 1976. and started running pregnancy and postnatal groups some years later. These developed into the Pregnancy and Parents Centre in Edinburgh, a well-loved local charity that works with families before and after birth. Her passion has always been examining the politics of maternity care and midwifery, which led to writing Birthing Autonomy, Birthing Your Baby, and Birthing Your Placenta (with Sara Wickham), along with many articles and book chapters.
Nadine became involved in the campaign to save the Albany Midwifery Practice when she discovered that it was under threat while collecting articles for an AIMS Journal on midwifery models of excellence. Writing Closure with Becky Reed felt crucial, knowing that the midwives provided a model of care that served women and babies best.