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 percentage of our net profit goes towards Jennie Joseph’s work.

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CLICK TO LEARN MORE ABOUT JENNIE JOSEPH

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Jennie Joseph is a well respected health advocate for women and newborn babies. A British-trained midwife, Jennie has become one of the world’s most respected midwives and authorities on women’s health: healthy pregnancies, healthy deliveries and healthy babies. She’s become a true advocate for systematic reform that puts women and babies first in healthcare; before profit, convenience and the numerous reasons America trails other developed nations in healthy births. Jennie’s common sense approach has won her the attention of global news media and brought her invitations to speak all over the world.
 
Jennie is the founder and executive director of Commonsense Childbirth Inc. and the creator of The JJ Way®, a common sense approach designed for women and children. She moved to the United States in 1989 and began a journey that has culminated in the formation of an innovative maternal child healthcare system, markedly improving birth outcomes for thousands of women and children.
 
She has been instrumental in the regulation of Florida midwives since the 1990s and has been involved in midwifery education since 1995. She is the former chair of Florida’s State Council of Licensed Midwives. Currently, she owns a Florida licensed midwifery school in conjunction with The Birth Place, her world renowned birth center, and maternity medical home in Winter Garden, Florida.