Nancy Belin, Owner

RN, MSN, CNM, ACCE, Certified Nurse Midwife,  BSN, 1970, Columbia University;  MSN, 1977, University of Rhode Island;  CNM, 1985, Medical University of South Carolina;  Lamaze International Certified Childbirth Educator.

For as long as I can remember I wanted to be a nurse.  During nursing school, I saw one midwifery birth while I was in nursing school and was impressed by how different the experience was from the deliveries attended by doctors.

When I graduated nursing school , I went to work in what is now called the Neonatal Intensive Care unit and I learned a lot about premature babies and their struggle to survive.  It seemed to me that pregnancy and birth would be the best place to help these families prevent prematurity.

When I was pregnant, even being a nurse I never felt involved in my care or that the kind of education I needed was available to me.  After I gave birth, I became a Lamaze instructor so that I could help educate families about coping with labor and birth and their childbirth options.

When we moved to Savannah in 1978, I went to work at the local Women’s hospital and was concerned about the way women delivered their babies and the care they received.  At a meeting, I met Margaret Dorroh, a nurse midwife and I began helping with her homebirth practice.  At that point I knew I wanted to be a midwife.

I attended Medical University of South Carolina for Midwifery School and absorber all I could from this education.  In 1987, a local physician started a Family Practice in Rincon Gerogia.  He built the birth Center where Margaret and I helped women educate themselves about pregnancy and birth and we provided choices they otherwise would not have.

So now 30 years and my third birth center, I can say this is the best job there is. I love being involved with these families and being a part of their pregnancies and birth.  I am so happy that The Midwife Group and Birth Center has endured all sorts of difficulties along the way but we remain strong and growing and is able to help many families learn and grow.

Nancy Belin