Deanna Womack, CNM, MPH
Deanna gained nursing experience in other areas of nursing before becoming a nurse-midwife: medical nursing at the VA, tropical nursing in Nigeria and surgical nursing at DeKalb Medical. Yet since working as a labor and delivery nurse, it was clear that her passion was focused on women’s health.
She values education and clear communication when working with a woman. “She needs to know the options, benefits and risks with decisions made about her healthcare. I intend to provide this information thoroughly.” In fact, Deanna has been an educator almost as long as she has been a nurse-midwife. She has been teaching in the nursing maternity undergraduate and midwifery graduate programs at Emory for over two decades.
Deanna’s other interests are diverse. She incorporates information about complementary medicine into patient care and also is a practitioner of Healing Touch and Reflexology. She volunteers with animal rescue organizations, currently with retired racing greyhounds. And after a three year position as a hospice nurse, she realizes the similarity with midwifery,
“In both birth and death, I am fortunate to walk the sacred ground of working with a soul in transition as well as support those who love them.”