Our founder, Dr. Lonnie Morris is a national pioneer in natural childbirth as the founder and director of New Jersey’s first out of hospital childbearing facility – The Childbirth Center, P.A.
She holds a Doctorate of Nursing and practices as a Certified Nurse Midwife. She has delivered over 5000 women herself and supervised another nearly 5000 deliveries in her roles as a C.N.M., Birth Center Director, Director of Midwifery at Pascack Valley Hospital and attending midwife at other area hospitals. Lonnie has been a highly vocal advocate of normalizing birth for all.
She has served in various capacities on the Boards of the National Association of Childbearing Centers (now the American Association of Birth Centers) and the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM).
Currently, she is the President of the New Jersey Affiliate of the ACNM. Lonnie is now delivering second generations of babies for New Jersey families and is loved and recommended by women who have received treatment for decades. She is active throughout the area promoting women’s health care issues and is often sought after as a speaker and panel member when important women’s health topics are discussed.
As a member of the faculty of Columbia University, Yale University, The University of Dentistry and Medicine of New Jersey, Case Western Reserve University and The University of Pennsylvania, Lonnie takes great pride in training future midwives.