Kristy Bedell, CNM

Hi, I am Kristy Bedell. I am a Certified Nurse Midwife and a childbirth educator.

“Your body, your birth, your way.” I believe it, practice it, and educate about it.

My journey started as a labor and delivery nurse in 1993. I loved bedside nursing and labor support. One day in the fall of 1996, I started receiving applications for midwifery schools in the mail. Where did they come from? I was so confused until I learned that a doctor I worked with on L&D called midwifery schools and arranged to have a few applications sent to me…. yes it was the era of snail mail. He thought it was my calling, and soon, I thought so too.

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I moved myself and my dog to a new town, Atlanta Georgia, to attend the Emory University Midwifery program. Midwifery is definitely my calling. I love what I do and I love sharing my knowledge to empower couples to make safe, educated choices in their births.

 

In the over 20 years of being a midwife, I have learned a lot. What I love most about being a CNM is seeing the happiness and pride in a mom’s face when she gives birth. Whether that is with an epidural or without, cesarean or vaginal, it’s such an honor to share those memories with these wonderful couples. Having delivered a few thousand babies by this point (I wish I had kept a delivery log, my biggest midwifery regret), I feel the largest gaps in care are in education.

During prenatal visits, a few questions are answered but many are left still trying to teach themselves or just don’t know what to ask. I am here to fill in the gaps to educate and empower you to make the healthiest decisions for you and your baby.

Kristy Bedell, CNM

There isn’t just one way. It’s your way, whatever that looks like. We are here to guide you and educate you.