Meet Amy Davenport

Amy Davenport

certified nurse-midwife, UNC-CH OBGYN

I joke that my job has made small talk really hard. … I have really intimate conversations 10 to 20 times a day.

An Introduction: Davenport is a midwife at UNC who catches babies and takes care of women throughout their lives. She works at the new UNC OBGYN clinic at Panther Creek and is the postpartum Medical Director at UNC Hospitals.

Inspiration: The U.S. healthcare system is in crisis, and so being a provider in that system is hard sometimes. But the thing that brings me back is I just love what I do. I love the families I take care of. …To be able to be there and get to do this every day is hard, but it’s so wonderful and so rewarding.

Recent Challenge: We’ve seen more postpartum depression and more anxiety and depression in pregnancy, just because the whole population is experiencing that. For some people, at the beginning (of the pandemic), coming to their visits was the only time they had human contact.

True Fact: I worked in food service for a long time, and I loved it. …My retirement plan is to have a cafe-bookstore.

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