Amy Romano has worked in the maternity care field as a clinician, research analyst and consumer advocate since 2001. In 2010, she joined Childbirth Connection, where she directs the Transforming Maternity Care Partnership, a national effort to improve maternity care quality in the the United States. Prior to joining Childbirth Connection, she practised midwifery in the home, birth centre, and hospital settings, and taught in the nurse-midwifery program at the Yale School of Nursing. She also spent six years as a perinatal research and advocacy consultant to Lamaze International, where she analysed, summarised and critiqued research for the Lamaze community and launched the award-winning research blog, Science & Sensibility. Romano was also a member of the editorial team for the 9th edition of the landmark women's health book, Our Bodies, Ourselves, released in October 2011. Romano received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and both a certificate and master's degree in nursing at the Yale School of Nursing.