Most people know that we offer an amazing birth center option for low risk women seeking to birth outside of the hospital setting, but did you know that we offer many other services to the women of NC?  Here are some things you may not know about our practice that make it unique:

Natural Beginnings is midwife owned.  Rather than being owned by a facility, physician or corporation, NBBWC is owned and operated by Marcia Ensminger, CNM and Nicole Winecoff, CNM with physician supervision/collaboration with Dr. Coarsey.  This means we have a vested interest in making sure that you receive the platinum standard of care from our facility and staff.

We do more than just birth babies!  NBBWC midwives offer gynecological care, family planning consults and yearly exams.  We also offer support for PCOS(polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), some infertility support options and menopause symptom management.  Our caring, woman centered atmosphere makes us a great place for care through all seasons of a woman’s life.


We care for both low and high risk pregnancies.  Though we only deliver low risk women in our birth center, NBBWC midwives have full hospital privileges at Davis Regional Medical Center.  We are VBAC supportive and work with a VBAC supportive hospital(Our VBAC success rate is 87%!).  Even if you risk out of the birth center due to complications such as pregnancy induced hypertension, gestational diabetes or thyroid abnormalities, we coordinate with maternal fetal specialists and our consulting physician to continue your care in many cases.  You can birth at Davis Regional Medical Center, giving you the benefit of the midwife model of care in the hospital setting.

We support your desire for pain medication in labor! Some people think a midwife is only for those desiring an unmedicated birth.  Our practice supports a woman’s choices in childbirth including pain relief.  One of the benefits of our midwives having hospital privileges is that we are able to serve women who desire pain relief during labor. With NBBWC you can have the option of midwifery care along with being in a hospital setting where you can choose a narcotic or epidural as options for pain.

We are always learning new things.  Our midwives are always learning how to better support women in labor.  We stay up to date on the latest in evidence based practice so that we can help you make informed decisions.  We are also constantly gather more knowledge on supporting laboring moms through holistic pathways like aromatherapy , the use of water in labor, maternal positioning for comfort in labor, optimal fetal positioning and many other ways to be of support to mothers in their journey.

We hope this helps you get to know us a little better.  We love serving this community of women. We would love to answer any other questions you have about our practice.  Call us today!