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Meet Joan Doglio Smith, CNM, APRN, OB/GYN NP, Clinical Director at Manor Birth Sanctuary

About Joan Doglio Smith

Joan is a native Californian who has lived in Austin with her husband and three children since 2002.

Since moving to Austin, Joan worked at Austin Area Birthing Center where she held many administrative positions including Clinical Director, Staff Educator, Centering Pregnancy Director, and Student Supervisor, as well as being the longest tenured Staff Midwife at the center.

Joan was the first Certified Nurse Midwife to obtain Privileges at Seton Medical Center and also St David's Medical Center.

Joan has three years of faculty experience in Nurse-Midwifery and Nursing and is a preceptor for the Association of Texas Midwives (ATM), the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM), the National College of Midwifery, the University of Cincinnati, Frontier Nursing University, Georgetown University, and Baylor University School of Nursing.

Education & Certifications

She earned a Masters Degree in Nursing from UC San Francisco (1994-1996), and a specialization in nurse-midwifery and OB/GYN nurse practitioner from UC-San Diego School of Medicine (1995-1996).

Hobbies & Interests

She loves teaching and growing Midwifery!

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