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John F. McGuire

(CNM)
Education
B.S.N., St. Louis University; M.S.N., Medical University of South Carolina; Nurse Midwifery – University of Mississippi
Certification
Certified Nurse Midwife
Professional Affiliation
American College of Nurse Midwives; Georgia Nursing Association
Practice History
Began practicing in Gainesville in 1987 and joined The Longstreet Clinic in 1995.

• 11/77-10/82 OB Nursing Supervisor/Certified Nurse Midwife, Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta
• 10/82-7-85 Director, Nurse-Midwifery, Cobb Hospital and Medical Center, Austell
• 8/85-10/86 Clinical Faculty, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston
• 10/86-5/89 Director, Nurse Midwifery, Northeast Georgia Medical Center
• 5/89-11/95 Certified Nurse Midwife, Gainesville OB/GYN Specialists
• 11/95-6/2000, Director, Nurse Midwifery Program, The Longstreet Clinic
• 6/2000-present Certified Nurse Midwife, The Longstreet Clinic
Hospital Privileges
Northeast Georgia Medical Center
Contact Info
770-297-2200

 Let’s Talk About Birth

First of all, let’s be clear: Women deliver babies!   Like all our providers, I am here to help you experience a safe and satisfying childbearing experience. But we do not deliver your baby unless you require a cesarean section or other technical assistance from us.

I believe that you and your loved ones have the right to choose from all the options available for labor and the delivery of your baby. As pregnancy progresses, many mothers and mothers to be tell me that they begin to receive “advice” from their family, friends and people in their work place or school. This “advice” can often be worrisome. Well meaning as it may be, you can begin to build a picture of your labor delivery experience that simply causes unnecessary concern.

Remember: Birth Works!  In a situation where mom and baby are “normal” or “low risk” the current , best evidence is abundantly clear—the more caregivers respect and honor the innate capacity of women to give birth, the greater the chances are for a vigorous baby and a delighted mom  and family. 

Also remember: No One Wants You to Suffer.  Labor is all about coping.  As one of our nurse-midwives, I can help you develop a plan that suits you and honors your traditions, culture, expectations and beliefs concerning childbirth. Pharmaceutical and nonpharmaceutical options for labor are there for you. I can guide you to reliable sources of information to aide you in arriving at your plan for you birth experience.