Penelope Bowman, CNM, MSN

Penelope Bowman

Staff Midwife, Charleston Birth Place

Penelope “Penny” Bowman for the past 25 years in the Lowcountry has assisted thousands of families with their pregnancy and health care needs. Her journey to midwifery began as a child hearing stories from a grand aunt, “Mama Lee” of helping women in the community during their pregnancy and birth.

Her personal experience during pregnancy and birth with a CNM of her daughter was such a wonderful experience that she knew becoming a nurse-midwife was what she wanted to do for a life career. The care, presence, and encouragement during her pregnancy and birth gave her such a sense of empowerment.

During her undergraduate years at Tuskegee University, she worked as an OB Tech allowing her the opportunity to work with mothers in labor, postpartum, and nursery. As a Registered Nurse (RN), she worked labor and delivery at MUSC gaining the critical experience needed to work with low-risk and high-risk mothers. She later attended Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science where she received her Certification in Midwifery Education.

She is delighted to be a part of Charleston Birth Place team promoting midwifery care during pregnancy, lactation, and preventative women’s health always educating, encouraging, and empowering.


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