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About Sista Midwife

To Make Birth Better

Sista Midwife Productions (SMP) is a birth advocacy training and consulting agency. We create educational events for communities, birth workers, and organizations that work with childbearing families. We provide lectures, consultations and individualized training to organizations, institutions, and governments, at the local, regional, and national level. 

 

Our Mission is simple: To Make Birth Better.  Specifically, we are working to improve pregnancy and birth experiences and to eliminate perinatal disparities by increasing the number of Black birth workers, teaching families about their rights and options; and creating transparency and accountability within childbirth education and the medical obstetrical system.

 

Our Vision is to create a paradigm shift in the ways individuals and communities think about conception, pregnancy, birth, and parenting. 

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Our Founder

My name is Nicole Deggins CNM, MSN, MPH

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I'm a certified nurse midwife, birth advocate, black doula trainer, and community educator named The Midwife Shifting the Narrative by ESSENCE Magazine. With nearly 30 years of maternal child health experience, Nicole is a dedicated leader, mentor, and consultant and actively supports efforts to increase the numbers of Black midwives, doulas, and birth advocates. 

 

After nearly twenty years working across the country as a labor nurse and midwife, Nicole started Sista Midwife Productions with the goal of improving community education about birth options.  Over the years, in every location where she worked, she witnessed pain, anxiety, and misinformation. She was deeply moved by the reality that families were suffering immensely, during a time that was supposed to be filled with joy and love. She wanted to be a catalyst for shifting birth back towards the beautiful, transformational experience she knew it could be. With this foundation and vision, Sista Midwife Productions was born. 

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