Jennie Joseph

Founder & Executive Director of Commonsense Childbirth Inc.
Commonsense Childbirth

Jennie Joseph, a British-trained midwife and women’s health advocate, moved to the United States in 1989 and began a journey which has culminated in the formation of an innovative maternal child healthcare system, The JJWay®. She is the Executive Director of her own non-profit corporation Commonsense Childbirth Inc. which operates two health centers in Orlando, Florida – a freestanding birth center and a safety-net clinic. Due to the poor birth outcomes experienced by low income, uninsured and women of color she has established her clinics specifically to address their needs. Her ‘Easy Access’ Prenatal Care Clinics offer quality maternity healthcare for all, regardless of their choice of delivery site or ability to pay and have successfully reduced perinatal disparities. Jennie’s school, Commonsense Childbirth School of Midwifery, trains and certifies midwives, doulas and perinatal paraprofessionals, emphasizing culturally competent and community focused care.

[Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.]