Sack Lunch Seminar: Mary Kassmeier, Midwife on the Upper Missouri

Montana State University, SUB 168

Upcoming Dates & Times

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Women’s Center Sack Lunch Seminar, Wednesday, October 31st, Noon- 1 p.m., SUB 168

Mary Kassmeier, Midwife on the Upper Missouriby Stacey Haugland and Jennifer Hill

            Mary Kassmeier, a Montana midwife in the early 1900s, delivered babies at home and in hospitals, working independently and with local physicians. This presentation will explore her practice and the collaborative relationships between healthcare providers common at the time. Historian Jennifer Hill, and Midwife Stacey Haugland, are working to record the forgotten histories of women like Kassmeier by collecting and preserving stories of ordinary women – from grandmothers and knowledgeable neighbors to professional midwives, nurses, and doctors – who cared for pregnant women and young mothers.