Neldara A. Dowell, CNM from Woman Care Center in Norfolk, VA
This midwife is extremely ableist. She argued with me that autistic people don’t get pregnant, repeatedly ignored my requests for simple accommodations (like something to cover my eyes from bright lights or to be told when touched), said only combat veterans get PTSD and I was making it up, stripped my membranes without my consent (didn’t tell me until after it was done), and when I panicked during labor made no attempt to calm me down. Called me selfish and ordered nurses to hold me down. For hours. She is NOT a good choice for neurodiverse or disabled people for any procedure in my opinion, lacks both concern for consent and empathy.