Margaret McCanna



My name is Margaret McCanna. I was born in Kenya and started my nursing career as a community health nurse. My love for midwifery blossomed as I supported women during pregnancy, labor, and birth at a rural, low resource hospital in Kenya. I received my Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from MidAmerica Nazarene University, Kansas and worked as labor and delivery nurse at Truman Medical Center and New Birth Company Overland Park, Kansas. I received my Master of Science in Nursing (certified nurse midwife) and Doctor of Nurse Practice from Frontier Nursing University, Kentucky. I enjoy hiking, listening to music, cooking, and spending time with my family. I look forward to supporting New Birth Company families’ unique birthing experiences.

“Out of the hospital birth is not a new phenomenon to me. Most women in my village still choose to deliver at home. The only people present at my birth were my mother and my “Ako” (grandmama) who was the village Midwife. Women prefer to stand or squat during labor and birth usually holding onto the vertical post that support the roof of the hut. I was born into the hands of my Ako.”