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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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 has been a nurse since 2006 and graduated from midwifery school in 2013. Ashley and her husband have 6 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 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 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 and her husband have 5 children and they enjoy traveling and hiking. She and her family like to take spontaneous trips off the beaten path.
Jessica has been a nurse since 2005 graduating from Georgia College and State University. She went on to pursue her dream of midwifery after working as a labor and delivery nurse. She graduated from Frontier Nursing University as a certified nurse midwife in 2012. She and her husband have two daughters and they all enjoy camping and all outdoor activities. She is an avid crafter and loves being creative.
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 3 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.
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.
Kristen has been a nurse since 2015 and graduated from Samford University as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2018. Kristen discovered her passion for women’s health while working at an OB/GYN office during her undergraduate studies, and after graduation, she began working as a labor and delivery nurse. Kristen is passionate about providing primary care to women across the lifespan and is especially motivated to help women make the lifestyle changes necessary to promote exceptional health for years to come. She enjoys traveling, playing piano, and cooking. She dreams of one day taking cooking courses in the country of her favorite cuisine, Italy.
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.
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.
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.
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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1062 Forsyth St, Suite 3B, Macon, GA 31201, US
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
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