Nona Smith. CNM.
Certified nurse-midwife, Nona Smith, has spent nearly her entire medical career caring for women. “I have been a nurse for more than three decades, and I’ve spent many of those years in the obstetrics and gynecology field,” Nona shared. “I became particularly interested in caring for women before, during, and after pregnancy, and I saw midwifery as one of the best ways to do that.”
After earning a Master of Science in Nursing degree with a concentration in midwifery, Nona began working as a midwife at Novant Health WomanCare. Eventually, her experience led her to Tennessee, where she helped develop a telemedicine program for high-risk pregnancy care in rural areas. “That was a great experience, and one that I know will benefit my patients for years to come.” she said. “I jumped at the chance to use my knowledge to build Novant Health Midwifery Associates. Now that Novant Health Midwifery Associates has joined forces with baby+co., women have choices in the community that weren’t here before.
As a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, Nona enjoys performing and interpreting ultrasounds. “I also enjoy helping patients before pregnancy by offering preconception counseling,” she said, “but one of the most gratifying parts of my work is helping a mom in labor achieve the birth experience that is satisfying to her and ends with everyone happy and healthy.”
Family keeps Nona busy outside of work. “I have three sons, and all three have found sweet women I am proud to have as part of our family,” she shared. “They have given me two grandsons, who I love to spoil!”
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, Master of Science in Nursing- Nurse Midwifery Concentration
American Midwifery Certification Board
Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, OB/GYN- American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers