Caitlin Goodwin, MSN, RN, CNM

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Caitlin Goodwin MSN, RN, CNM is a Board Certified Nurse-Midwife and freelance writer. Prior to her career in midwifery, Caitlin was a labor and delivery nurse for five years where she worked alongside obstetricians and midwifes.

She graduated with a MSN from Frontier Nursing University and has since worked as a midwife in both the hospital and birth center setting. Caitlin loves to spend time with her four children and runs a family travel and autism blog at Typically Twitterpated.

Caitlin is particularly interested in promoting physiologic birth as well as empowering women through community education. She also volunteers at summer camps for children who are differently abled.

Caitlin's Education:

  • Masters of Science in Nursing (Nurse-Midwifery), Frontier Nursing University
  • Masters of Science in Nursing (Clinical Nurse Leader), University of Toledo
  • Bachelors of Science in Health Science, Bowling Green State University

Caitlin's Work History:

  • Certified Nurse-Midwife at Baby+Co.
  • Certified Nurse-Midwife at Summa Health
  • Labor Delivery Recovery Postpartum Registered Nurse at Saint John West Shore Hospital
  • Maternal-Child Nursing Faculty at Hondros College of Business
  • Registered Nurse at Southwest General Health Center

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Articles Reviewed by Caitlin Goodwin

Pregnant woman in labor

The Stages of Labor & Birth (Step-By-Step Guide)

Woman taking medication in bed

Should I Avoid Medications While Trying to Get Pregnant?

Pregnant woman feeling sick in bed

What Are the Early Signs of Pregnancy?

Little girl kissing her pregnant mommy's belly

Ovulation 101: Understanding Ovulation & Fertility

Pregnant woman writing on notebook in bed

The Ultimate Pregnancy Checklist to Get You Through Each Month

Newborn baby undergoing medical proedure

Circumcision: Pros and Cons

Woman looking at pregnancy test

When Can I Do a Pregnancy Test After Implantation?

Couple sitting on a bench and holding woman's pregnant belly

Getting Pregnant With Blocked Fallopian Tubes

Successful water birth with newborn baby

Home Birth vs Hospital Birth (Pros and Cons of Home Birth)

Woman having an ultrasound

Vaginal Discharge During Pregnancy: What’s Normal?

Pregnant woman looking at her ultrasound

How to Get Pregnant Fast

Cleaning newborn's umbilical cord

Umbilical Cord Care for Newborns

Woman delivering water birth

Benefits and Risks of Water Birth

Pregnancy test stick with two lines

How to Choose Your Natural Family Planning (NFP) Method

Depressed mom

Postpartum Depression & Baby Blues

Pregnant woman brushing her hair in front of the mirror

5 Ways Your Hair Can Change During Pregnancy

Woman holding her tummy while bowing her head in pain

Bladder Pain During Pregnancy

Troubled woman holding her belly bump while sitting on the couch

9 Signs of Labor: Early Signs & Symptoms of Labor

Woman experiencing pregnancy cramping symptoms

Days Past Ovulation (DPO) Symptoms: The First 14 Days

Woman holding a negative pregnancy test

Missed Period But Negative Pregnancy Test? (What To Do)

Mom holding her newborn baby

Natural vs. Epidural: What to Expect

Close up of pregnant woman holding her belly

Why Are Amniotic Fluid Levels in Pregnancy So Important?

Pregnant woman feeling twitches in her belly

Baby Shakes In the Womb: Why Is Baby Twitching?

Pregnant woman applying skincare product to her face

7 Common Skin Changes During Pregnancy

Pregnant woman with implantation cramping and bleeding

Implantation Bleeding: When Does It Start? How Long Does It Last?

Pregnant woman at the beach

Going to the Beach While Pregnant (Safety & Tips)

Pregnant woman wearing a coat

Feeling Cold During Pregnancy: Is It Normal?

Pregnant woma holding her belly

9 Natural Ways to Induce Labor (From a Nurse-Midwife)

Pregnant woman checking her belly while sitting on the couch

How to Check Your Cervical Position

Pregnant woman holding her belly

I Have PCOS — Can I Still Get Pregnant?

Sweating pregnant woman trying to sleep

Night Sweats During Pregnancy: Causes & Tips

Pregnant woman laying in hospital bed

Prodromal Labor in Pregnancy: Causes and Symptoms

Pregnant woman doing yoga

The Benefits of Prenatal Yoga (Yoga During Pregnancy)

Pregnant woman stretching on yoga mat to induce labor

8 Best Exercises for Inducing Labor Naturally (Step-by-Step Guide)

Pregnant woman holding her belly

Baby Dropping During Pregnancy (Lightening)

Pregnant woman lying on bed with vaginal odor

Vaginal Odor During Pregnancy (Causes & Remedies)

What is the cause of green poop during pregnancy?

Why Do I Have Green Poop During Pregnancy?

Woman exercising while pregnant

40 Benefits of Exercise During Pregnancy (Get Motivated)

Pregnant woman checking the cloudiness of her urine.

What Cloudy Urine During Pregnancy Means

Pregnant woman using a fetal doppler monitor

Fetal Dopplers: Why At-Home Monitors Are Not Safe

Pregnant woman taking her prenatal vitamins

Can Prenatal Vitamins Cause Weight Gain? (The Truth)

Woman Taking Pregnancy Test at Night

Pregnancy Tests at Night: Are They Accurate? (Not Always)

Woman with stomach cramping

Implantation Cramps: Timeline, Symptoms & Tips

Woman looking at an expired pregnancy test

Are Expired Pregnancy Tests Accurate?

linea nigra and stretch marks on pregnant women

Linea Nigra: What to Know About Your Pregnancy Line

Pregnant woman shouting at her husband

How to Manage Anger During Pregnancy

Woman performing belly mapping to decide if baby is head down

Belly Mapping 101: How To Tell if Baby Is Head Down

Urine in a cup

Is the Bleach Pregnancy Test Safe and Reliable?