Meet the Midwives

Give us a call for more information on our new Meet the Midwives event! 


Michelle Rhude

Owner, Director of Midwifery

Certified Nurse Midwife

Michelle is a hard working, & compassionate mother who raised her 4 sons while obtaining a Masters degree in Nurse Midwifery and Doctorate level Public Health Education. She went on to open Bella Donna Midwifery in 2017 after 18+ years of nursing and midwifery experience in all areas of practice including hospital, birth center, and home births. With hopes of expanding the availability & access to quality care for low risk woman in our community, the vision of La Vita Bella Birth Center was conceived. November, 2019 the Birth Center doors officially opened!

She believes in building a bonded partnership with each client in order to simultaneously provide educate on all of the options, & empower them to make the best choices for themselves.  Michelle embraces the idea of supporting women to believe in their own abilities to birth the way that they want.

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Danielle Wilson

Certified Nurse Midwife

Danielle has wanted to be a midwife since she was 13-years-old and saw her baby brother be born on the hospital waiting room floor! Three years later, she had the surprising opportunity to catch her own baby sister at home and knew beyond a doubt, midwifery was her calling! Later, Danielle spent six months volunteering at a birth center in Manila, Philippines, went to nursing school, and worked as both an emergency nurse and a labor and delivery nurse.

She graduated midwifery school at Eastern Carolina University in 2020. Danielle is very excited to join the Bella Donna Midwifery team and provide out-of-hospital birth options for the women of eastern North Carolina!