GIVING

SMA’s belief is we have a fundamental responsibility to acknowledge the gifts we have and pay them forward. We do this by charitable donations; working with specific organizations whose work we care deeply about; and by pro-bono or reduced rate work with clients.

Shirley has spent the last 10 years providing leadership and coaching services to:

  • The National Association of Certified Professional Midwives
  • The National Association to Advance Black Birth
  • Jennie Joseph, Commonsense Childbirth

Given her commitment to improving maternal and infant health, particularly for marginalized communities, SMA proactively supports Commonsense Childbirth, a non-profit organization founded in 1998 by Jennie Joseph.  A % of our net profit goes towards Jennie Joseph’s work.

Find out more about the alarming birth outcomes for women and babies in the US.  (CLICK HERE)

Image by Andrae Ricketts @drezart

Jennie Joseph is a British-trained midwife and health advocate for women and newborn babies, and is one of the world’s most respected midwives and authorities on women’s health: healthy pregnancies, healthy deliveries and healthy babies.  Jennie created the JJ Way® Model effective in reducing disparities and improving outcomes because it operates from the premise that every woman wants a healthy baby and that every woman deserves one. 

WHO'S JENNIE JOSEPH?

Jennie Joseph is a British-trained midwife and health advocate for women and newborn babies, and is one of the world’s most respected midwives and authorities on women’s health: healthy pregnancies, healthy deliveries and healthy babies. Jennie created the JJ Way® Model effective in reducing disparities and improving outcomes because it operates from the premise that every woman wants a healthy baby and that every woman deserves one.