1062 Forsyth St, Suite 3B, Macon, GA 31201, US
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About Us

Midwives of Macon is middle Georgia's premier 24/7 midwifery service. 


The term "midwife" literally means "with woman". Midwives are highly trained and skilled healthcare professionals who focus on providing women with quality care throughout their lifetimes.  Nurse-midwives are nurses who go on to complete graduate degrees in nursing and midwifery.  Their practice includes the management of women's healthcare needs from adolescence through menopause, with a special focus on normal pregnancy and birth.  Midwives practice within a collaborative agreement with OB/GYN physicians and surgeons in order to provide women the best care possible in the event surgery or other services are needed. 

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Meet our Team

Jeri Willeby, MSN, CNM

Jeri has been a nurse since 1976 and graduated from Emory as a midwife in 1997.  She is married to her high school sweetheart and they have two children and two grandchildren. She is passionate about UGA football.  Jeri has a gift for developing strong lifelong bonds with her patients and loves helping women have the childbirth experience they desire. 

Ashley Amos, MSN, CNM

Ashley has been a nurse since 2006 and graduated from midwifery school in 2013. Ashley and her husband have 4 children who they homeschool. She enjoys to crochet and she and her family enjoy traveling and camping. Ashley is passionate about guiding women through pregnancy and birth. 

Laura Callaway, MSN, CNM

Laura has been a nurse since 1998 and a midwife since 2013. She and her husband have 3 boys and they enjoy travel and sports with them.  Laura is an avid runner and triathlete and loves to crochet. She enjoys seeing women through the process of becoming a mother and is passionate in helping them have a positive pregnancy and childbirth experience. 

Alison Borders, MSN, CNM

Alison has been a nurse since 2012 and graduated from midwifery school in 2017.  Alison found her passion working in labor and delivery and enjoys helping women discover their inner strength during pregnancy and birth. She has 3 children and they enjoy traveling and hiking. She and her family like to take spontaneous trips off the beaten path. 

John Barnes, MD, OB/GYN

Dr. Barnes has been in practice since 1995 and is a graduate of Duke University and the Medical College of Georgia. He completed OB/GYN residency at Wake Forest. His father and grandfather were both OB/GYN physicians as well.  He and his wife have 9 children, 7 girls and 2 boys.  They have 2 grandchildren and one more on the way. Dr. Barnes is also the medical director for Core Solutions Pregnancy Center.  He is a passionate soccer and Duke basketball fan. Dr. Barnes was instrumental in bringing 24/7 midwifery care to middle Georgia and serves as one of our collaborative physicians for women with high risk pregnancies and those needing cesarean sections. 

Stephen Durso, MD, OB/GYN

Dr. Durso has been in practice since 2001.  He is a graduate of the University of Miami and completed his residency at the Medical Center of Central Georgia. Dr. Durso and his wife have 4 children. He is a passionate  reader and music fan and enjoys video games in his spare time. Dr. Durso played a large role in the establishment of Midwives of Macon and serves as one of our collaborative physicians, providing women with higher risk pregnancies the expertise and reassurance needed for a healthy pregnancy. 

How Our Practice Works

Midwives of Macon specializes in low risk pregnancies.  In collaboration with our physicians we manage high risk pregnancies as well on a case by case basis. The midwives manage all of the uncomplicated pregnancies and vaginal deliveries.  We assist with all of the cesarean sections as well. Patients generally rotate their prenatal visits among all of the providers in order to become familiar with our entire team.  The midwives rotate call on 24 hour shifts and the on-call midwife attends all deliveries. 

Can I see a midwife for my annual well woman exam?

YES!  Midwives are specialists in well woman care and can perform annual physicals and pap smears.  We see women for their birth control needs as well.  Midwives are excellent health care providers for adolescent women. Menopausal women needing hormone replacement therapy can also see midwives. 

What if I need surgery?

For pregnant women in need of cesarean sections, our collaborate doctors perform their surgeries.  We serve as their first assistants during these deliveries. For gynecology patients requiring surgical intervention, we refer them to our collaborative doctors for a consult regarding surgical options. 

Do the Midwives of Macon attend homebirths?

No. Midwives of Macon is a hospital-birth based practice. We believe practicing within a hospital environment provides our patients with more options during their childbirth experience. For our low risk patients desiring unmedicated deliveries, we support intermittent monitoring, freedom of movement in labor, and hydrotherapy.  By practicing within a hospital setting, it also makes interventions such as epidurals available to our patients if they desire.   Our primary hospital is Navicent Health (The Medical Center of Central Georgia) where our office is located.   We also have privileges at the Coliseum Hospital. Both hospitals provide NNICU services if they are needed as well. 

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Midwives of Macon

1062 Forsyth St, Suite 3B, Macon, GA 31201, US

(478) 743-3454

Hours

Center Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

Labor Service:
Available 24/7

Emergency Service:

Please call 911