Ready Set Push believes that part of the answer to the severe disparities that exist for black women exist because childbirth education is either non existent or cost prohibitive. We seek to change that. We provide quality evidenced based childbirth education split up into all trimesters. This provides families with the opportunity to learn throughout the entire pregnancy instead of one lump sum of information at the end of the pregnancy if any is offered at all. We want to be a model that OBs, midwives, and doulas can confidently refer their patients to knowing they are receiving evidenced based information that will make the patient more confident, have less complications, and be better prepared for a healthy pregnancy and safe delivery.
Board Of Directors
RN, IBCLC, LCCE
Kiana Ayers has a passion for helping moms and babies with prenatal education to include childbirth classes and breastfeeding. She is a wife and mother of four breastfed children. She started Mamas and Tatas in Jonesboro, GA, after having a desire to help women in her community with lactation. She quickly saw that the offering can be cost prohibitive for some families. She then founded Ready Set Push Inc offering Lamaze childbirth education for low income families and is proud to announce the first class which helped eight families this September virtually. She is happy to continue to make quality evidence-based prenatal education to all families.
Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Latamela knew at an early age that she wanted to be in healthcare. She saw her first vaginal birth at 15 years old. It was sheer amazement. She couldn't believe how magnificent the female body was. She started her career in healthcare at the age of 20 years old and has worked in various areas but mother-baby has always been dear to her heart.
JoAnn Lindsey, RN, MSN, FNP
JoAnn graduated from South University in Savannah in 2009 with a BSN and obtained her MSN and as Family Nurse Practitioner from South in 2013. She started her nursing career here at Emory as a new graduate nurse in 2004 on 5B South, Pulmonary/Thoracic surgery and Lung Transplantation. She began working in leadership as a shift nurse manager in 2010. She served as the Unit Director for 9E since 2012 and successfully merged and transitioned two teams to their new location on 7T. JoAnn is currently the Specialty Director of Acute Care Services at our Midtown location and has seven units under her leadership. JoAnn has also worked as an adjunct clinical instructor for Emory school of nursing. Her hobbies are spending time with her family, cooking, and baking. She is dedicated to increasing access of quality evidenced based education to our at most risk members of the community.