I have always known that I wanted to work in health care in some capacity. Midwifery was something I had never truly considered until an opportunity to become a doula presented itself during undergrad. I then moved to Philadelphia to complete an accelerated nursing program. After graduation, I began working as a nurse on Pennsylvania Hospital’s postpartum floors. I loved supporting patients and families after delivery, and my experiences at the bedside helped me feel confident in my choice to pursue a degree in midwifery.
While birth is a cornerstone of midwifery care, midwives do so much more than provide support during labor and delivery. They have the privilege of walking alongside patients throughout their entire reproductive journey and varying stages of life. My passion to advocate for and empower others is what lead me to midwifery and continues to inspire me. I am happy to be starting my career as a part of the midwifery team at Dedicated to Women.
“Everybody deserves a midwife. Everybody deserves respectful care. Everybody deserves high-quality, non-judgmental, evidence-based care. Everybody deserves to be heard.” – Dr. Nikia Grayson
Vanderbilt University – Bachelor of Science in Child Development/Medicine, Health & Society, 2015
University of Pennsylvania – Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 2017
University of Pennsylvania – Master of Science in Nursing, Nurse-Midwifery and Women’s & Gender-Related Nurse Practitioner Program, 2020
American Midwifery Certification Board
National Certification Corporation, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners
Patient/family-centered care, Postpartum Support, Full Spectrum Care