A 1995 graduate of Syracuse University with a BS in Communications, and a 2002 graduate of Yale University with a Master of Science in Nursing, Stephanie Welsh has been a certified nurse-midwife at Mansfield Ob/Gyn since 2003. Her practice as a midwife centers on individualized obstetric and gynecologic care for women of all ages, emphasizing patient education and health advocacy.

Ms. Welsh worked as a photojournalist until 1999, when she left journalism to pursue a career in midwifery. Her journalism honors include the 1996 Pulitzer Prize in feature photography for a photographic essay on female genital cutting in Kenya. She has photographs in the permanent collections of The Richard F. Brush Art Gallery at St Lawrence University and The Newseum in Washington, DC. She has lectured widely on issues of bodily integrity and women, and about the social, political, and psychological consequences of female genital cutting.

Ms. Welsh is a clinical instructor for Yale University, Georgetown University & UCONN Schools of Nursing, and currently serves as vice president for the Connecticut Affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives. She lives in Mansfield in relative harmony with her husband, two children, two rowdy shepherd mutts, and countless bunnies, woodchucks, and deer that subsist upon her garden.