an introduction

Gentle Arrival Midwifery was founded by Carrie Cobb, LM in August 2006 and with the addition of Cindy Burns-Shaw, CNM, APN now offers full prenatal, birth and postpartum care to women & their families in Central Arkansas. We specialize in safely supporting and caring for women who choose to give birth in the comforts of their home, provide initial and 36 week risk assessments, as well as a wide range of well-woman gynecological care and referral services.


Our midwives believe that a woman’s body was created to give birth.  We see pregnancy and birth as a natural process.  We support you and your family through this process, physically, emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually.   We believe that you and your family are the best decision makers for your body and your baby.   The midwives at gentle arrival midwifery act as guides, mentors and educators through this wonderful journey of life.  .


"At the end of the day it is not about having the babies arrive in this world, it is about how gentle the arrival is."  –Carrie Cobb

"Birth is not only about making babies. birth is about making mothers...strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength." — Barbara Katz Rothman

“Behold, children are a gift of the Lord: the fruit of the womb is a reward"—Psalms 127:3