Meet Our Team

Shea Cintron LM, CPM

Shea is a birth and human rights advocate, who respects the vulnerability in creating , welcoming and nourishing every stage of a family. She believes it is a basic human right to birth where, with and how one chooses and to have access to all the  needed information to make informed decisions.

Shea can’t think of a time when she wasn’t passionate about reproductive and child health.  Birth, babies and breastfeeding have been her passion for over 20 years. As a homebirth mom herself she understands the importance of the midwifery client relationship and hopes to foster loving caring connected relationships with each client she serves.

Shea has participated in several foreign midwifery internships, and volunteers around the world during humanitarian crisis providing care to women and children in extremely low resource areas of the world.

Shea has been serving the Jacksonville area for 8 years.  First as co-owner and full time midwife at the busy Birth Center of Jacksonville and then as the Full time midwife at the Birth Collective of Jacksonville.  Shea has attended several hundred births.

 

When not catching babies, Shea can be found watching her boys on the soccer field, or driving her youngest around the golf course. Shea’s happy place is the beach. She also enjoys camping, kayaking, and traveling to destinations near and far.

Cass Martinez

I was born in Texas and moved to Jacksonville in 2012 and met Shea shortly after when I choose her as my midwife for the birth of my son, Ethan. Our friendship and professional relationship bloomed from there.

 I joined Shea officially in early 2018 as office manager and now manage the office virtually from my home near Atlanta, Ga where I live with my family.

I have 4 sons, 3 of which were home births (2 caught by Shea!) and have been involved in the birth community for many years as an advocate for home birth and as a placenta encapsulation specialist.

 

Our Philosophy

Midwifery is both an art and a science. The art of midwifery consists of sensitivity to the needs of the birthing family, and being able to meet these needs in the most appropriate way. It also involves knowing when and how to intervene to promote safety for both mom and baby, if it becomes necessary.

When women are informed, supported and encouraged to trust their own instincts, they become active givers of birth rather than passive receivers of birth technology. Childbirth, when experienced in this way, has the potential to be a transformative event; When woman take responsibility for their births and give birth to their babies under their own power, emerge from the experience empowered, with a new sense of their own capabilities. This transformation benefits not only that mother and her children, but also the entire family, the community, the culture at large, and ultimately the world, as it encourages peaceful, loving, responsible relationships.

Peace on Earth Begins at Birth!

Ten Moons Midwifery Care believes EVERY BODY  deserves loving , respectful, positive , high quality care.

Ten Moons Midwifery proudly supports the following organizations. If you would like to partner with us, please contact us.