Ebony Simpson, BirthCare’s newest full-time staff midwife, comes to us with 25 years of healthcare experience. She started her career in community health education and has held various positions in pharmacy, occupational health, emergency medicine, inpatient nursing, palliative care nursing, and even healthcare communications.
Her passion for community midwifery started in 2004 when she had an empowered birth experience at a birth center staffed by midwives in her hometown, Brooklyn, NY. Shortly after, she decided to finish her Journalism degree at Howard University, change her career trajectory and return to school to study nursing and midwifery.
She earned a Bachelors of Science in Nursing at Emory University in Atlanta and completed her Midwifery program at Frontier Nursing University while working as a staff nurse in the maternity care units of Washington Hospital Center in D.C. She completed her clinical training in 2017 with the George Washington University Hospital Midwifery group and with BirthCare & Women’s Health. After working as an outpatient care midwife for a few years, she returned to BirthCare in 2020 as a birth assistant and transitioned to staff midwife in September 2021.
Outside of midwifery, she is an avid traveler to Africa and a lover of nature, fitness, and plant medicine.