Linda Segal, RN, MSN, CNM
Peachtree City, Georgia

I knew my calling as a midwife at 19 years old, when I read about a program for nurse-midwives at the University of New Mexico, in my second year of nursing school.  The program had closed.  A few years later, I experienced a phenomenal breech birth with my first child with a supportive doctor and nurse.  I then applied to the program at the University of Mississippi, a premiere program for nurse-midwifery “seed teams” developed to expand care for mothers and babies in the southeast.  Graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Mississippi Medical Center, I went to work in Douglasville at the Birth Center with Dr. Richard Stewart, becoming the first full scope nurse-midwife in private practice in the Atlanta area in December of 1976.  Leaving hospital birth to raise my children, I kept my heart in midwifery working as a homebirth midwife for 17 years. I worked in the hospital setting with Intown Midwifery for 4 years and occasionally work there as needed presently.