I am a Certified Nurse Midwife offering home birth and well-woman care to the women of Georgia. I am pleased to have the support of Dr. Brad Bootstaylor, an Atlanta Ob/Gyn and Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist. I also maintain hospital privileges. I believe in the values of honesty, informed decision making, autonomy and collaboration. While we understand that a healthy baby and mother is everyone’s goal at any birth, we also feel that Barbara Katz Rothman said it well: “Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers...strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength."
While most women in this country travel to the hospital and face a 1 in 3 chance of surgical birth, I offer a different model of care. I attend low-risk women in their homes, providing individualized personal care. I have the ability to easily and safely transport to the hospital setting should the need arise. This, we believe, is the best of both worlds.