Improving pregnancy and birth experiences and eliminating perinatal disparities by increasing the numbers of black birth workers, teaching families about their patient rights and creating transparency and accountability within childbirth education and the medical obstetrical system.
Nicole Deggins (Founder)
Nicole Deggins is a sought after trainer, public speaker and community advocate working to eliminate perinatal disparities and bring transparency to prenatal education and the medical obstetrical system. Nicole provides education, training and consultations for communities, birth workers and organizations that work with child bearing families.
Nicole is the creator of The Birth Plan Myth™ and the Sista Midwife Birth Sister/Doula training. She is a board member of Community Birth Companion in Opelousas, LA and a consultant for the Global Infant Safe Sleep Center (GISS). She has provided guest lectures to public health students at Tulane and Xavier Universities and has provided training and consultation to many local and national birth agencies including Healthy Start New Orleans, Birthing Project USA, Birth Mark Doula Collective, The Intune Mothering Project, Birth Rite New Orleans, WIC and others.
Nicole received her BS in Nursing from Georgetown University, and completed a dual degree program at Emory University where she fulfilled the requirements for the MS in Nursing with a concentration in midwifery, and an MPH with a concentration in Health Policy and Management. During her clinical career, Nicole practiced as a midwife in Washington DC, Mississippi, and Louisiana, and has worked as a labor and delivery nurse in numerous public and private settings throughout the country.