DawningLife Midwifery

Experienced homebirth midwives serving Metro-Atlanta and North Georgia families for over 35 years!

Here’s a little information about us to get you started in thinking about what’s important to you in choosing your midwife. We look forward to meeting you at your upcoming consultation. Consultations are all about your questions, so feel free to come with a list! Here is a link to some suggestions of Questions To Ask A Midwife.

  • The midwives of Dawning Life are highly trained and experienced in homebirth. Constance has been a midwife in continuous practice for over 35 years and has attended over 1200 homebirths as a primary attendant. Debbie has been midwifing for about 17 years and has been primary midwife at over 650 births. And Lacey, our newest midwife in the practice, has been with us for over 5 years and has already attended over 150 births during her training with us.

  • We have excellent statistics. Over the last 5 years, for instance, our transport rate has been 11% while our C-section rate is a mere 1%. We have a strong and supportive medical backup structure and provide continuing support, as appropriate, even in the event of transfer of care.

  • Constance, Debbie and Lacey work together as a team and are therefore able to provide a strong and consistent support system to our clients while also emphasizing very intimate and highly personalized care. We also have student midwives in the practice to enable even greater levels of support. We do a full program of prenatal, birthing, and postpartum care and clients have virtually unlimited access to us over the course of our relationship.

  • Our practice is strongly based in Informed Choice. We are all about supporting you in “your birth, your way” and provide research-based information as well as the benefit of our extensive experience in guiding you to make the decisions you are truly most comfortable with.

  • We believe a woman brings her entire being, physical, emotional and spiritual, into her birthing and we strive to support and honor her on all levels.

  • We are very holistically and preventatively oriented. Our practice is firmly rooted in the Midwifery Model of Care.

  • We take a very time-intensive approach to care. Clinical care takes time! Providing information and answering questions takes time! Relationship building takes time too and is as important an aspect of our care as any other.

  • We love waterbirth and have attended many hundreds of them, so once again we have the information and experience to support you well in this option. We are also here to guide you in whatever approach and birthing position you choose.

  • As a part of our holistic approach we integrate a variety of modalities into our care. We are very experienced and comfortable with the use of herbs, essential oils, homeopathics, etc. Debbie and Constance both have training in Maya Abdominal Massage and Debbie is certified. Constance is also a certified Martha Beck Life Coach.


We look forward to meeting you face to face, and hopefully beginning this journey-of-a-lifetime with you.