Your Home. Your Birth. Your Way!
“Experienced homebirth care serving Metro-Atlanta and North Georgia for over 20 years!”
Debbie Schneider is a highly skilled and experienced CPM (Certified Professional Midwife) of 20 years — specializing in homebirth and water birth. Debbie and her team seek to provide a full-scope of holistic midwifery care, including: prenatal care; labor and birth support; breastfeeding support; postpartum care; well-woman care from pre-conception to menopause; and well-newborn care.
Our new DawningLife office is located in Acworth GA, about a mile north of exit 4 on Interstate 575 and less than a mile south of Highway 92. We cover an area extending out 1 to 2 hours, serving all Greater Metro-Atlanta and North Georgia areas.
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Photographed by Megan Gentry Photography, Video by Genevieve's Dad!
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 generally have 2 or more midwife apprentices in the practice. This gives way to creating a strong birth team that is able provide comprehensive 24/7 care and support to all the families of DawningLife.
Studies continue to consistently affirm that planned, midwife attended homebirth is as safe or safer than hospital birth. We believe in and practice with Evidence-Based Guidelines, and the Midwifery Model of Care. Our statistics are much better than average, and by following these guidelines, issues of safety are allowed to be appropriately addressed, while uplifting and honoring the wonderfully human and spiritual aspects of birth.
Our homebirth 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.
We believe that a woman’s body is designed to give birth and that pregnancy and birth are normal processes. We are dedicated to empowering women and honoring your cultural, religious, and personal requests within the bounds of safety. 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.