Our Team

Meet our team of professionals

Marcia Ensminger, MSN, CNM

While being a Midwife is my passion, when I’m not working I love spending time with my two children. We enjoy hiking and taking cruises to tropical destinations! I also enjoy running and spending time with my hairless terrier, Gaby.

Undergraduate Education:

  • Carolina College of Health Sciences – Nursing 1996-98
  • Gardner-Webb University Bachelor of Science -Nursing 2001-2003

Graduate School:

  • East Carolina University Master of Science – Midwifery 2003-05
  • Mark D. Peacock, MD: Certified Nurse Midwife June 2005 – July 2009

Gaston County Health Dept:

  • Certified Nurse Midwife December 2008 – July 2011

All About Women:

  • Certified Nurse Midwife September 2009 – December 2011
  • Natural Beginnings Birth and Wellness Center: 2012 – present

Nicole Winecoff, MSN, CNM

I  love my career as a Certified Nurse Midwife and meeting wonderful families who allow me to be a part of their birth experience! When I am not at work I enjoy time with my husband and our two girls, Ashley and Hannah. We love to take family vacations and explore new places! We love to cruise with Disney! Life as a Midwife takes many hours away from my family so we make the most of vacation time!

Undergraduate Education:

  • UNC-Greensboro Bachelor of Science-Nursing 1993-97

Graduate School:

  • East Carolina University Master of Science – Midwifery 2008-11

Experience in Labor & Delivery, Maternity, and Postpartum Care:

  • Lake Norman Regional Medical Center: 2001-2011
  • All About Women: August – December 2011
  • Natural Beginnings Birth and Wellness Center: 2012 to present

Natalie Kukucka, MSN, CNM

I have always dreamed of catching babies and I’m thrilled that it is finally my reality! When I’m not working, I enjoy finding new knitting projects. I have also been exploring North Carolina with my husband, Jeff, and taking our dogs, Ruby and Rocco, on walks to the dog park.

Undergraduate Education:

  • Allegheny College Bachelors of Science-Biology 2007-10

Graduate School:

  • Case Western Reserve University Masters of Nursing 2010-12
  • Case Western Reserve University Masters of Science in Nursing -Midwifery 2013-2016

Experience in Labor & Delivery

  • MetroHealth Medical Center 2013-16
  • Natural Beginnings Birth & Wellness Center 2016-present


Amanda Harris MSN, FNP-BC

I’ve always believed in doing what enriches the soul and, for me, nothing beats the joy of helping those in need and building patient relationships. When I’m not in the office, I enjoy the simple things in life, such as spending time with my husband, Andy, and our beautiful little girl, Madison.

Undergraduate Education:

  • Mitchell Community College: Associate of Science-Nursing 2007-2009
  • Gardner Webb University: Bachelor of Science-Nursing 2009-2011

Graduate School:

  • Gardner Webb University: Masters in Science-Nursing 2013-2016

Experience in Nursing:

  • Davis Regional Medical Center-Intensive Care Unit 2009-2012
  • Forsyth Medical Center-Neuro Intensive Care Unit 2012-2015
  • Davis Regional Medical Center-Intensive Care Unit/Emergency Department 2015-2016
  • Natural Beginnings Birth & Wellness Center 2016-present

Susie Hiatt, IBCLC, BS Nutrition

Susie is from Mt. Airy, NC. She has been married for 20 years. She has two children, 17 and 15 years old. She graduated from ECU with a Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and has been a Lactation Consultant for 10 years. She has also recently become a Doula and is very excited to start this new chapter in her life.

Arianna Roberts

Medical Assistant

Jennifer Johnson


Abbi Uhrich

Medical Assistant

Hannah Gilliland

Front Office

Amber Ross

Office Manager

Amber Clement

RN, Clinical Coordinator

Sydney Worley

CNA, Front Office

Nicole is an outstanding midwife. She is knowledgeable, kind-hearted, understanding and easy to talk to. With her help and encouragement I was able to give birth naturally. My "birth" day was better than I imagined and I am grateful for such an awesome midwife. I will come back to Nicole EVERY time!

- Bobbie Garland, RN