I'm Brenda Parrish, a direct entry midwife, certified lactation counselor and certified childbirth educator. I have served the south Georgia area for many years with South Georgia Birth Services, LLC. My involvement in attending births goes back 18 years, the last 15 of them spent as the primary midwife. I'm grateful for the many families that honored me by allowing me to be involved in their prenatal care and births in south Georgia and am very sad to leave them behind, but a change in my husband's job have led me to move my practice to the metro Atlanta area.
During the transition, I am committed to attending births in the south Georgia area until February, 2011. I hope to take new clients in the Atlanta area with due date of March, 2011 and after. Prenatals will be conducted on just a couple of days a month until my transition is complete. Thanks in advance for your patience during this time of transition for me and my family!
As a lactation counselor, I hope to get a great and informative breastfeeding support group going in my area and will be available for private consults too. For those needing childbirth classes, I developed the "BirthWise" class for expectant parents to help prepare you to become a truly informed consumer and to be offer coping measures for those aiming for a natural birth. We cover lots of information about breastfeeding and early parenting too.
I am in the process of trying to become a CPM (certified professional midwife). The paperwork process is in the works and I hope to take the written exam as soon as all the paperwork is complete. The exam is only given three times a year! Stay tuned for progress on this front!
I look forward to meeting all these new families in Atlanta and becoming a part of your childbearing season. If you choose midwifery care, you can expect at least an hour appointment each month so that you have plenty of time to ask all your questions and for us to get to know each other. My clients become lifelong friends and each of these babies are so special to me!
DEM, CLC, CCCE