MEET: Paris Maloof-Bury
Paris Maloof-Bury has been caring for women and families for 14 years. Before becoming a nurse-midwife, she began her career as an RN in 2005, and worked in Telemetry, L&D, high risk antepartum, as a lactation consultant in the NICU and outpatient settings, and as a nurse educator providing labor support and lactation education to staff nurses. She also spent many years as a childbirth educator, running support groups for new mothers, and moderating online breastfeeding support groups. She currently works at Sutter Health in Davis, California, where she provides care for women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period, as well as termination and contraceptive care.
Paris has had the great honor to serve her profession in both leadership and followership positions, locally and nationally throughout her career. She currently serves on the Health Policy Committee with the California Nurse Midwives Association, and on the National Government Affairs Committee for the American College of Nurse Midwives. Early in her career she was chosen for AWHONN’s Emerging Leader Program, served as the AWHONN chapter coordinator for Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, and was co-author of AWHONN's position statement "Continuous Labor Support for Every Woman." She remains a contributing writer for AWHONN’s consumer-facing publication Healthy Mom and Baby and serves on its Editorial Advisory Board. She was a contributing writer for the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative's Toolkit on Supporting Vaginal Birth and served on ACOG’s Speaker Bureau, speaking on preventing the primary cesarean section. She served as Vice-Chair of the Breastfeeding Coalition of Ventura County, and as their Chair of Policy and Advocacy. She served on the Maternal Mental Health Coalition of Ventura County, and is now a member of the Maternal Mental Health Collaborative of Yolo County. When time allows, she enjoys speaking on labor support and lactation at workshops and conferences across the country.
Paris believes that every woman deserves gentle, respectful, evidence-based care, and works tirelessly to shape the culture, policies, and paradigms that determine the care we deliver and receive. She currently lives in Sacramento and feels grateful for the ability to spend her spare time lobbying in support of women’s health care and social justice, and advocating for CNMs at state BRN meetings. She looks forward to a time when every midwife in California can practice independently and to the full extent or their education and training, and when every woman has access to high quality midwifery care.
Paris and her husband Lance have two beautiful sons, a dog, a cat, and two fish. They enjoy camping, bike rides, gardening, playing music, and dancing.