Our Homebirth/Waterbirth Midwifery Practice

Constance (Claudia) Conn and Debbie Schneider are both CPMs (Certified Professional Midwife) and also Tennessee-licensed home-birth midwives——working in partnership to provide full-scope midwifery as well as well-woman care.
Since 1981 ...dedicated to empowering women and honoring your cultural, religious, and personal requests within the boundaries of safety.

We generally also have 2 full-time apprentices in the practice, allowing our strong birth team to provide comprehensive 24/7 care and support to the families we serve. We cover an area extending out 1 to 2 hours around the Greater Atlanta and North Georgia area and into Tennessee.

Our home-birth midwifery practice is firmly based on informed choice. We believe women and families have the right to determine their own care in pregnancy and birth. With each 1-2 hour prenatal appointment we provide ample time and opportunity for education, discussion and relationship–building allowing for and nurturing confidence and trust.

Our approach to care is very woman—and family—centered. We encourage women to birth where and how they choose and offer a variety of home-birth options including water-birth.

We believe that a woman’s body is designed to give birth and that pregnancy and birth are normal processes. Beyond that, we also believe that birth is meant to a be key event in a woman’s life and a joyful and celebratory family event.

Studies continue to consistently affirm that planned, attended homebirth is as safe or safer than hospital birth. We believe in and practice, the Midwifery Model of Care, which allows issues of safety to be appropriately addressed, while uplifting and honoring the wonderfully human and spiritual aspects of birth.

The Midwives Model of Care


The MMoC is based on the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life processes.

The Midwives Model of Care includes:
  • Monitoring the physical, psychological, and social well-being of the mother throughout the childbearing cycle
  • Providing the mother with individualized education, counseling, and prenatal care, continuous hands-on assistance during labor and delivery, and postpartum support
  • Minimizing technological interventions
  • Identifying and referring women who require obstetrical attention
  • The application of this woman-centered model of care has been proven to reduce the incidence of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean section.

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