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Please welcome Shelley Chenault, CNM!

Shelley A. Chenault, CNM is native to Lexington, Kentucky but spent most of her early years in Florida. She loved coming to KY each year to visit family and moved back to Kentucky for college in 1991. Shelley graduated with her ADN from Jefferson Community College in Louisville (1994) followed by her BSN from the University of Kentucky (2001).

As a RN, Shelley initially worked in oncology but found her calling in L&D at Baptist Health Lexington in 1999. When her husband Erik joined the US Air Force in 2004 they had to move out of state but Shelley continued to work as a L&D nurse as well as a Childbirth Educator while residing in North Carolina from 2005-2013. In 2013, Shelley graduated with her MSN in Nurse-Midwifery from East Carolina University and soon after graduation, she and her family relocated to Florida where she practiced as a CNM, APRN in a private OB-GYN practice in Safety Harbor.

Shelley has always considered Lexington her home and was excited to have the opportunity to return home and join Lexington Women’s Health.

In her spare time Shelley likes to spend time with her family and her pets. She enjoys yoga, riding horses and cheering for the UK Wildcats.

Shelley’s primary area of interest is educating and caring for women during pregnancy, labor & delivery and postpartum. She works diligently to create the safest and best pregnancy and birth experience based on the individual woman’s needs and desires.

Shelley Chenault, CNM is now accepting new patients and looks forward to getting to know the women of the Bluegrass!

Originally Published on Wednesday, January 6, 2021