Dr. Mechthild Gross, head of the midwifery research unit at Hannover Medical School in Germany, will present “Process-Centered Care and Well Being During Childbirth” at Northern Michigan University. She will speak from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, in the Whitman Hall commons. There is no charge and the public is invited. With the number of Cesarean sections at an all time high in the United States and this country’s rank of 12th in the world for maternal and infant morbidity and mortality, Gross brings a context for care that works for the vast majority of European countries. She will discuss triage and typical care for pregnant women in Germany and other eastern European countries. This event is sponsored by the Department of Nursing, Provost’s Office and the Office of International Programs.