Sakina O’Uhuru. CNM.
Sakina O’Uhuru, CNM, MS has been practicing the art of midwifery for 20 years and has provided maternal child health care in underserved areas for 30 years.
She held the position as Site Director/Director of Midwifery Services of Morris Heights Women’s Health & Birthing Pavilion during 1999-2004. MHHC was the first clinic to offer out of hospital prenatal labor & delivery services in an underserved community in New York City.
Ms. O’Uhuru is a Clinical Preceptor for SUNY Downstate Midwifery Program. In the past, she has been a preceptor for Stony Brook, Columbia Nurse Midwifery Program, and New York University Midwifery Program.
In 2002, she founded her private practice, Gentle Spirit Home Birth Midwifery Services, where she offers comprehensive women’s health care services. Gentle Spirit Birth is a private practice independently owned and operated with two office locations in both New York and New Jersey. She has attended well over 1000 out-of-hospital births.
In 2013, out of the need to address the staggering rates of maternal and infant mortality in the African American Community, Ms. O’Uhuru founded her non-profit, A Woman’s Way. AWW’s mission is aimed at providing community based educational forums that focus on reducing risk for African American women during pregnancy labor and birth.
Ms. O’Uhuru serves on the board of Beco Productions, Journey to Dance, and Soul Summit Music.
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In 2013 Ms. O’Uhuru published her first Memoir, Journey To Birth: The Story of a Midwife’s Journey and A Reflection of The Heroic Women She Served Along the Way.