Mrs. Charlotte Marie Shilo- Goudeau is 1 of 3 African American women in the state of Louisiana to hold the title of Licensed Certified Professional Midwife. She is the founder of “P.Y.O.B.E. (Pick Your Own Birthing Experience) with Mama CHAR’s Birthing Service” located in the rural area of Maringouin, LA. She has committed her life works to serving women that lack resources needed to ensure positive and healthy prenatal and perinatal outcomes. By coining and implementing her “CPM’s Preventative Cup of Tea Philosophy”, she uses strategies of Training, Evidence-based education, and Advocating to help bring awareness to the disparities found in misrepresented and underserved communities. Her “Tea Philosophy” will strongly help to prevent negative Health outcomes and bring awareness of the institutionalized limitations placed on all women of childbearing years, especially minorities. With her hard work and dedication she will continue to bridge the gap of communication between midwives, clients, and other healthcare providers. Charlotte became an Evidence Based Birth® Instructor after passing an advanced training in ‘How to help families receive evidence based care’ in 2018.