Lt. Col. Brenda Houston hasn’t moved into a house in Vicenza yet, but she’s already delivered three babies at Caserme Ederle.
Houston, is the first certified midwife to join the staff at the base’s birthing center.
“It’s been wonderful,” said Lt. Col. Shelley Rice, deputy commander for nursing. “It’s a nice blend. It makes the team more diverse, more versatile.”
Houston has served in the Army’s nursing corps for 21 years — the last 13 as a certified midwife. She joins two obstetricians — one civilian and one military — on the staff.