Durham Womens Clinic & Chapel Hill OBGYN

Our nurse-midwives provide care at four office locations: The midwives @ Durham Women’s Clinic see patients at (Carver st. and Brier Creek) locations. The midwives @ Chapel Hill OB/GYN see patients at (Chapel Hill and Southpoint) locations. As CNM’s, we work collaboratively with the Ob/Gyn physicians who practice out of these offices in the office setting and while on call at Duke Regional Hospital. This relationship allows for streamlined coordination of care in a team-based approach both in the office and during any hospitalization. With this collaborative environment we are able to ensure you get the highest level of care you need while guaranteeing medical or technological interventions are used only when necessary.[/cs_text]


Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM’s) are registered nurses with advanced training and education in the art and skill of midwifery. Nurse midwives must complete a training program, most are Master’s prepared, demonstrate clinical competence and pass rigorous certification examination. They also must participate in yearly training and education to maintain certification.
CNM’s are independent healthcare providers who provide care to women throughout their lifespans. Nurse-midwives perform physical exams, prescribe medications including contraceptive methods, order laboratory tests as needed, provide prenatal care, gynecological care, labor and birth care, as well as health education and counseling to women of all ages. All CNM’s are committed to individualized, patient (woman)-centered care and encourage patient involvement in all aspects of health.

For additional information on Nurse Midwifery please see the American College of Nurse-Midwives at


Our Midwives
We’re committed to taking care of you – as your health care provider, mentor, confidant, and friend – in an environment where you can feel safe, heard, and comfortable.

Stacie Diette

Stacie Diette @ Durham Women’s Clinic

Stacie joined Regional Midwifery in 2017 after earning her masters degree at Frontier Nursing University. She then continued on for her post grad certification as a women’s health nurse practitoner.
Stacie is most passionate about forming long term relationships with women, providing education on all aspects of health, and helping women achieve their goals surrounding their birthing experience. Stacie has recently become certified in perinatal mental health and is passionate about supporting and assisting those struggling with mood disorders before, during, and after delivery.
Stacie is from Southern New Hampshire and now lives in Raleigh with her husband and four children, the youngest of which she delivered with our practice! She enjoys reading, exercise, and binge worthy TV shows when she can.

Amy Dixon

Amy Dixon @ Chapel Hill OBGYN

Amy joined Regional Midwifery in 2016. After completing her BSN at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, she worked for seven years as a labor and delivery nurse at Duke University Medical Center. Through her experiences as a nurse, she became passionate about women’s healthcare and decided to further her career. She attended East Carolina University and graduated with an MS in Midwifery.
Amy is committed to supporting her patients in informed decision making, and recognizes that each woman’s voice is of utmost importance when it comes to her own health needs and those of her baby.
Amy enjoys the outdoors, spending time with family, Pilates, yoga, DIY projects and going to the movies. She lives in Raleigh with her husband John, 2 children and their two dogs, Grady-White and Skylar.

Leigh Ann Joel

Leigh Ann Joel @ Chapel Hill OBGYN

Leigh Ann joined Regional Midwifery in 2012. She describes her career as a calling and knew when she was nine years old that she wanted to deliver babies. She completed her BSN at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and worked as a RN and childbirth educator. She graduated from Baystate Medical Center’s Nurse Midwifery Education program in Springfield, MA in 1999.
Leigh Ann’s nurse-midwifery experience includes full-scope care in Florida and Women’s Birth and Wellness Center; a freestanding birth center in Chapel Hill, caring for low-risk women who desire out-of-hospital birth. Leigh Ann is an expert in managing pregnancy discomforts and for helping babies out! She also has extensive experience with breastfeeding support. With the midwifery model of care, she enjoys providing personalized care, and empowering women to make their own informed choices in childbirth. Leigh Ann enjoys seeing the families she supports in her own community. In her freetime, she enjoys spending time with family, food, coffee, dance, and Broadway.