About Us

Our Mission

To create a welcoming and supportive environment where holistic women’s wellness and safety are the highest priority, providing comprehensive prenatal, labor, birth and postpartum care to families served. Our facility is staffed by nurses, midwives, experienced obstetricians in a home-like environment, unlike a hospital labor ward, with non-institutional furniture & decor such as queen-sized beds - large enough for both mother and father, birthing tubs, recreational areas etc.

Obgyne Birthing Center for Natural Deliveries is the first physician-led free standing Birthing Center in the State of Georgia. The Birthing Center was founded by Dr. Bola Sogade, MD who has practiced Obstetrics and Gynecology for over 17 years. Her passion to see women have the opportunity and freedom to follow the natural physiological aspects of labor and delivery fueled her mission to open the Birthing Center. The Birthing Center for will provide the community with a holistic women’s wellness program, with comprehensive midwifery care, a nurturing environment that feels like home, and a place for women and their families to flourish through continuous support from childbirth education to postpartum preparation. We will also offer workshops such as Motherhood Circle, Miscarriage/Infant Loss Support, Infant CPR, Dads’ Group, Breastfeeding Support (and more!).

Our Care Providers

  • Obgyne Team Member

    Dr. Bola Sogade

    MD (CEO and Obstetrician/Gynecologist)

    Fellowships: ACOG-American College Of Obstetrics and Gynecology

    AAFP-American Academy of Family Physicians

    Board Certification: Obstetrics and Gynecology & Family Practice

  • Obgyne Team Member

    Ashley Marshall

    CNM, Certified Nurse Midwife

    Ashley Marshall's journey to midwifery began with births of her own children who were all born into the hands of midwives. Shortly after the birth of her first son in 1999 she began attending births as a doula. As her passion for woman-centered care grew, she became a nurse working in a free-standing birth center. In 2010, shortly before the birth of her 6th child, Ashley graduated from Frontier School of Midwifery & FamilY Nursing with a Master's of Science in Nursing, with credentialing as a Certified Nurse-Midwife through the American Midwifery Certification Board.

  • Obgyne Team Member

    Chelsia Ogletree

    BS, Executive Director and Doula

    Chelsia Ogletree is a New Orleans native, Middle Georgian resident, chef, birth and postpartum doula. Being in love with the circle of life, Chelsia has dedicated her career to developing Georgia’s first physician-led freestanding birth center, ObGyne Birth Center for Natural Deliveries. Chelsia's passion and fascination with pregnancy and childbirth began in New Orleans as she witnessed the journey of motherhood firsthand as the granddaughter of a lay midwife.


Our Partners

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