Midwives

Spotlighted Midwives

Chantel Davis, RN, SNM

Chantel is a first generation student currently enrolled in the UCSF Nurse Midwifery/Women’s Health programs. Ms. Davis has demonstrated her strong passion for serving patients of color and Reproductive Health over the years as she worked as a Reproductive Health Specialist at Planned Parenthood and as a self-employed Doula specifically educating and serving young women ages 15-24 years old.

Ms. Davis has also had extensive volunteer and community involvement in the Oakland CA. area from learning the importance of data collection and analysis of birth outcomes to mentoring other individuals that desire to become doulas.

Chantel is a registered nurse and as a full-student whom often has had to work per diem positions to make ends meet, has shown through her professional experiences thus far her commitment to educating herself about the birth world and it’s affect on minority patients.

Ashley Page, sCPM

Ashley is currently enrolled as a Black apprentice midwife at The Florida School of Traditional Midwifery. Ms. Page has demonstrated her strong passion for serving patients of color and Reproductive Health over the years as a Doula at Labor and Love Maternal-Child Resources Center in New Orleans, LA.

Ms. Davis has also had extensive volunteer and community involvement in the New Orleans, LA area from providing prenatal, postpartum, and breastfeeding support to tutoring student after school at Hope Community Resource Center.

Ashley is a graduate of Dillard University with a BS in Biology and a minor in Chemistry.

Teri Ryals

Teri Ryals is an active duty Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) in the United States Navy (USN).  She received her BSN at Florida State University (UIC) in 2005, her MSN in Nursing Education from Capella University in 2015, and newly Certified Nurse Midwife with her DNP degree in Midwifery from the University of Illinois at Chicago this past May 2020.

Dr. Ashley Walker

Dr. Walker is a newly Certified CNM from the University of Illinois at Chicago. It was during her senior year of nursing school, that she thought she wanted to be an ICU RN or CRNA. Dr. Walker graduated with honors from Saint Xavier University after completing a capstone project on the importance of social support for improving pregnancy outcomes for African American women.