meet the midwife


Nikia has a Bachelor’s’ degree in Communications and a Master of Public Health degree from Howard University. She has a Masters in Anthropology from the University of Memphis, and a Master of Science in Nursing and Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Nikia completed her midwifery studies at Frontier Nursing University.  



Hi! I'm Nikia

Nikia Grayson is a staff nurse-midwife at CHOICES Memphis Center for Reproductive Health. Before becoming a midwife, Nikia worked in public health where she studied and developed community programs around HIV and reproductive health. While working on an infant mortality community project, Nikia saw a great need to address maternal and child health and decided to become a midwife. After graduating from nursing school, she worked as a labor and delivery nurse at Regional One Health. During her time working as a labor and delivery nurse, Nikia completed her Doctorate in Nursing Practice and Family Nurse Practitioner education at University of Tennessee. She then went on to complete a certified nurse midwifery post master's certificate program at Frontier Nursing University. Nikia joined the staff at CHOICES in June 2017 and is excited about bringing midwifery care to families in Memphis, TN. Nikia’s has a deep commitment to providing compassionate, supportive, evidence-based holistic midwifery care to families in Memphis and continuing her work in reproductive health, reproductive justice and birth justice. Nikia’s goal is to give her patients all the options available to them and empower them in their ability to make medical decisions for themselves and their families.



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