Welcome to Commonsense Childbirth

Creator of The JJ Way®

We believe that all people deserve a healthy pregnancy, birth and baby so no one is ever turned away – regardless of ability to pay! We focus on safety, quality and workforce development in support of our vision for equitable maternity care.

Find Out More About The JJ Way®
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Commonsense Childbirth Inc. (CSC)  501(c) 3 non-profit organization was founded in 1998 by Jennie Joseph who has dedicated her life to helping women and families have better birth experiences.

Over the years Jennie’s work has grown beyond the birth room. She speaks nationally and  internationally sharing her positive outcomes on low birth weight, prematurity,  infant mortality, and maternal mortality rates that remain particularly high in minority and disenfranchised populations in the United States.

Our Mission

Our mission is to inspire change in maternal child health care systems; to re-empower the birthing mother, father, family and community by supporting the providers, practitioners and agencies that are charged with their care.

To improve birth outcomes and save lives by offering training and certification programs for healthcare professionals, para-professionals, maternity care systems and medical institutions interested in creating perinatal safety for at-risk populations.

Our Vision

We believe that all people deserve a healthy pregnancy, birth and baby so no one is ever turned away – regardless of ability to pay! We focus on safety, quality and workforce development in support of our vision for equitable maternity care.

“When the front desk operates as an ‘open-door triage’ there is no barrier to prenatal care. You are eligible for all  services simply because you are pregnant and you have expressed a need. NO ONE IS TURNED AWAY regardless of ability to pay” ~ Jennie Joseph, Founder & President

The Commonsense Childbirth Branches

Our four branches operate across the perinatal health ecosystem with a focus on safety, quality and workforce development in support of – and rooted in – our vision for equitable perinatal care.

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Commonsense Childbirth Health Services (CCHS)

Our Florida Easy Access Clinic TM (EAC) and birth center exist as models for replication across the U.S. serving low-income, uninsured and people who are unable to find providers to ensure all pregnant people, especially the most vulnerable receive safe, quality care regardless of their financial circumstances.
● EACs are community based maternity care homes where no one is ever turned away. Beyond clinical services they provide social support and health navigation services.
● The Birth Place offers a choice of midwifery prenatal care with birth center delivery, or midwifery prenatal care with physician delivery at the hospital.

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Commonsense Childbirth Institute

Training, certification, and accreditation programs for healthcare professionals, para-professionals, maternity care systems and medical institutions interested in creating perinatal safety for at-risk populations. Our range of courses certify, refresh midwifery skills,
teach providers and teams how to practice The JJ Way®, better equip the perinatal workforce for advocacy, and provide continuing education.

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Commonsense Childbirth School of Midwifery

CCSM offers a midwifery education experience that emphasizes re-empowering women and families so that they can once again safely experience ‘their birth, their way’ while focusing on teaching the art of out-of-hospital birth, differentiating between low-risk and high-risk
pregnancies and preparing students to operate as professional midwives.

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National Perinatal Task Force

A supportive community network of people with a heart for women and babies who are concerned about the persistent and worsening maternal child health outcomes in the U.S.

A NEW approach to maternal health and wellness for ALL people

Our mission is to inspire change in maternal child health care systems; to re-empower the birthing mother, father, family and community by supporting the providers, practitioners and agencies that are charged with their care.

Access To Safety

To improve birth outcomes and save lives by offering training and certification programs for healthcare professionals, para-professionals, maternity care systems and medical institutions interested in creating perinatal safety for at-risk populations.

Access To Quality Clinical and Behavioral Care

Deploy professional and paraprofessional perinatal teams to urban and rural areas of critical maternal health care shortage to establish maternity care homes/clinics, level one birthing facilities, and interdisciplinary telemedicine /telehealth support services.

Workforce Development

Align investment in human resources for a healthcare workforce keeping the current and future needs of the population and healthcare systems in mind. Support programs to diversify, strengthen and build a pipeline to perinatal health service careers (Perinatal training and development).

Donate To Our Charity Fund

We are operating perinatal safe spots in Central Florida for women who are at risk of having a low birth weight or premature infant, or developing high-risk conditions in their pregnancy. Your donations will help us to support the women attending our Easy Access Clinic for their maternity care needs.

Thank you so much! Your generosity supports access to healthy pregnancies and babies for ALL people, and is tax-deductible. 

Commonsense Childbirth, Inc. Registered 501(c)(3). EIN: 59-3479821