Heather Reynolds, CNM, MSN, FACNM
Nurse-Midwifery Specialty Program
Yale School of Nursing
New Haven, CT
About The Expert
Heather Reynolds, CNM, MSN, FACNM is an associate professor of nursing in the Nurse-Midwifery Specialty Program at Yale School of Nursing. She entered Yale's door as a nursing student with a degree from Boston University in psychology and a background in child development and social work. She graduated with her masters in nursing from Yale in 1980.
Reynolds started her career as a nurse educator when she joined the faculty at the University of Colorado Nurse-Midwifery Program in 1983. She returned to Yale in 1986 and has been caring for two generations of young women having their babies at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She practices in the Women's Center at Yale New Haven Hospital, where she provides a broad spectrum of ambulatory services to the women there. She was the nurse-midwifery service director at Yale-New Haven from 1988 to 2002.
In addition, Reynolds has served as a member of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality, the New Haven Healthy Start Initiative and the greater New Haven Fetal and Infant Mortality Review and is on the board of the Society of Primary Care Policy Fellows. All of her professional career has involved the provision of health care to underserved and unserved populations.
Reynolds is a frequent participant in forward-looking clinical research projects. She has studied and written about breastfeeding, midwifery service administration, group prenatal care, adolescent health care and adolescent risk reduction.