Midwife of the Week: JayVon Muhammad

Born and raised in San Francisco, JayVon Muhammad has been providing care to underserved women in nearby Marin County for over 10 years. In 2008, she founded Urban Midwifery to provide midwifery and educational programs to the community, and is able to offer services in ASL to deaf and hard of hearing clients. Despite her location and the ease of access to her services, JayVon continued to feel that the women who most needed care were not getting it. In response, she created SistaGirl Midwifery in 2010. SistaGirl began as a character JayVon thought young women would relate to, and quickly became a local brand. Since 2013, JayVon has has served as the CEO of Marin City Health and Wellness Center, a full service health center that provides care to homeless people and residents of public housing. One of JayVon’s goals as CEO is to make MCHWC a Center of Excellence for maternity care.

Midwife of the Week posts, written by Sirene-Rose Lipschutz, originate on FoMM’s Facebook page and are archived here on our website for your continued enjoyment!