Marsha Brown

Marsha Brown Midwife at Birth Center of Baton Rouge

Marsha was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. She has been a registered nurse since 1974. During her obstetric rotation at the University of Buffalo, she was introduced to midwifery care of women and their families. It was then she realized a desire to become a midwife. Marsha was able pursue her dream when family obligations (her children grew up) allowed her to pursue her nurse-midwifery education. She believes in a family centered approach to the care of women and their families. She enjoys entering into a partnership with her clients based on trust, education and joint decision making.

Marsha's longevity as a nurse and midwife includes experience in a variety of clinical settings such as neonatal intensive care, labor and delivery , perinatal and pediatric home care, and a hospital based lactation program. Her resume also includes faculty positions in nursing and medical education.

Pregnancy and birth are a normal periods in a woman's life, but bringing a new little soul into the world is always a miraculous event. Marsha hopes to facilitate safe, and satisfying childbirth through nurturing the family and spending time with them to determine their individual needs. As a result of the hospital birth of her daughter, Marsha opted for a homebirth for her second son. Her belief in non-interference with a normally progressing process is the mainstay of midwifery and how she practices. The Birth Center gives families a blend of both-- non-interference if all is well and access to medical care is available,

Following the completion of a Master's degree in Maternal-Child Nursing from the University of New Mexico in 1991, Marsha attended and graduated from the Nurse-Midwifery Program at the University of Utah in 1998. She was a La Leche League Leader 25 years, and IBCLC certified lactation consultant.

Marsha and her husband recently moved from Las Vegas, NV to be closer to their grandchildren and children. Gary and Marsha have two dogs, both rescue pups.