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Lashea has been practicing in the area of obstetrical/perinatal nursing for nearly 26 years. Her clinical and educational experience and expertise span labor/delivery, antepartum and mother/baby areas. Lashea has worked as a board-certified clinical nurse specialist for women’s services at a large healthcare system, she was a nursing instructor and a previous perinatal outreach educator. These roles allowed her the ability to provide continual high-risk perinatal education to various hospitals and to reach audiences across her region.  This has led to her current role and success as founder and owner of her own nursing mentoring and education consulting company Perinatal Potpourri. She is also a Designated Instructor Trainer in Fetal Monitoring and Obstetric Patient Safety through AWHONN. Lashea holds two certifications through NCC and currently provides in-services and seminars nationally for Inpatient OB and EFM reviews, respectively.

In addition to being an active AWHONN member, Lashea was recently elected as the Vice Chair of the AWHONN Section Advisory Committee.  She was appointed to this position because of her activism and success as the 2-term elected Georgia section chair.  LaShea was appointed as the lead for Georgia in the AWHONN Postpartum Hemorrhage & Empowering Women projects. She was selected as the lead facilitator in the state of Georgia to assist with the rising rate of maternal deaths because she has successfully moved her region to become more active with lectures, networking, and current trends. Lashea’s expertise in this area is demonstrated in her most recent honor, AWHONN's highest honor the Distinguished Professional Service Award Winner of 2022 and The Award of Excellence in Education, respectively. It's also noteworthy to mention she has won the March of Dimes 2018 Georgia Nurse of the Year Award and the 2015 AWHONN Award of Excellence in Community Service.  She is an energetic speaker, whose goal is to fully engage the audience in her presentations, leaving them excited and ready to learn more.


Perinatal Nursing Consultant, Trainer and Mentor

Check out LaShea's awards, publications, memberships and more. Let her help you take your perinatal nursing career to the next level. She is a leader in the perinatal nursing industry, providing consulting, training and mentoring. Contact her today.

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2022 AWHONN Distinguished Professional Service Award  


2022 AWHONN Award of Excellence in Education 

2018 Georgia Nurse of the Year Award for Women's Health


2015 AWHONN Award of Excellence in Community Service

Fetal Heart Monitoring Program Award Winner, 2nd Quarter 2013  

Georgia Postpartum Hemorrhage Project Leader (2015-2013)

AWHONN Top National Recruiter 2008, 2016, 2018


AWHONN Healthy Moms & Babies Advisory Committee (2018 – Present)

AWHONN AIMS Bundle State Lead and committee member (2017 - present)

Full Term Advisory Board and Speaker Bureau for Hologic® (2005 – present)

Postpartum Support International Georgia Chapter, Board Member (2019 – Present)

AWHONN 2019 National Convention Planning Committee (2017 – 2019)

AWHONN National Membership Committee (2016 – 2019)

AWHONN Elected Georgia Section Chair (2010-2014)

AWHONN Chapter Leader 2004- 2010, 2015-2016 (Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses)

APNEC Planning Committee/Presenter 2005-2018 (Atlanta Perinatal Neonatal Education Consortium) 

Professional Development: 
Georgia Perinatal Quality Collaborative (GaPQC) representative and state leader (2018- present)

National Speaker for Med-Ed Seminars (2008 – Present)

Nurse consultant, expert witness, opinion Birth Injury Cases    
(2007 – Present)

Speaker for Hologic LP® (2007 – Present)

Georgia Morbidity and Mortality Review Committee Member (2016 – 2019)

Georgia Postpartum Hemorrhage Project Leader (2013 – 2016)

Georgia AWHONN Empowering Woman Project Leader (2015-2016) 

Program Coordinator Annual Nursing Perspectives Conference 
(2003- 2008) 

National Speaker for PESI Healthcare ® (2008- 2011)


Radio & Articles:

Radio Talk Show “On Second Thought” by Georgia Public Broadcasting ( Discussion on Maternal

Morbidity & Mortality in Georgia

Physician and Nurse Buy-in with Quality Care Initiatives, Webinar June 2018


Accelerating Adoption of a Patient Safety Culture, Webinar April, 2015

Poster Presentations:

The Heart of the Matter, 2018 National Awhonn Conference; Tampa, Florida



Maternal Child Nursing F.A. Davis 2022

AWHONN Basic EFM program, 2021  
Reviewer AWHONN POEP on-line program March 2017

Reviewer for AWHONN PEOP Program August 2015 


Jackson, A. & Haynes, L. (2020) A Blueprint to Medium Fidelity Simulations. Nursing for Women's Health, AWHONN Oct 2020 

Wattie, L. (2018) A Standardized Approach to Identifying Women at Risk for Preterm Birth;, Lashea Wattie’ s Nursing Blog


Wattie, L. (2017) Implementation of PLAT (Preterm Labor Assessment Toolkit): A System-Wide Initiative to Improve Preterm Labor Outcomes; Contemporary OB/GYN; January 2017 Supplement 


Wattie, L., (2016) Georgia Leads on the Awhonn PPH Project Speaks of Our Successful Journey; OB GYN News; volume 10, no.2, page 7

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