Chris Taylor, MD Harrison Arkansas

Our Midwife

Debbie McAlisterDebbie McCalister, M.S.N., C.N.M., W.H.C.N.P., I.B.C.L.C.
Certified Nurse Midwife

Debbie McAlister is no stranger to the women and babies of northwest Arkansas. She has lived in Harrison her entire life and has been caring for expectant mothers and newborns in many different capacities since 1997.

Debbie is a 1979 graduate of Harrison High School and received her degree as a registered nurse from North Arkansas College in 1998. Debbie’s love of helping mothers breastfeed developed into her career as an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in 2000. Debbie completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at the University of Missouri Columbia in 2005. She earned her Master’s degree in 2007 from the Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing in Hyden, Kentucky, with a specialty in nurse midwifery and a post-Master’s degree in women’s health as a nurse practitioner.

Debbie is proud and excited to be the first board Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) to obtain delivery and newborn nursery privileges at North Arkansas Regional Medical Center in Harrison.

She believes that the ultimate goal of any pregnancy is a healthy mother and baby, with  “each mother deserving unconditional support in her own distinct way because every woman is unique and there is no ‘one way’ to go through labor and birth.”

Debbie is a member of:

  • International Childbirth Educators Association
  • International Lactation Consultants Association
  • American College of Nurse Midwives
  • National Vulvodynia Association
  • American Society of Cervical Colposcopy Practioners.

She is married and has three daughters and two grandsons.