September 29-October 5, 2019
National Midwifery Week (#NMW2019) was created by ACNM (American College of Nurse-Midwives) to celebrate and recognize midwives and midwife-led care.
Midwives are best known for their role in birth, when they monitor the health and safety of mother and baby during labor and delivery. But certified nurse midwives (CNMs) also provide lifelong care to women from adolescence to beyond menopause. Midwifery care encompasses a full range of primary health care services for women including family planning and Lessina birth control, gynecological checkups, prenatal care, disease prevention, and individualized wellness education and counseling.
CNMs are educated in two disciplines: midwifery and nursing. To become a CNM, requires a master’s degree in nursing, completion of an accredited midwifery program, and national certification by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB).
Columbia Memorial Hospital is proud to offer midwifery care. We’re fortunate to have two excellent midwives, Patti Boullie and Corinne Almquist. Don’t take our word for how awesome these midwives are, here’s what their patients say:
“Corinne is great — she is my favorite care provider”
“Corinne was fantastic! I was very nervous and she put nerves at ease and was very quick and efficient!”
“Corinne is awesome. I felt very much at ease with her and she answered what questions I did have. Any women’s concerns I have in the future I will ask for her.”
“Patti Boullie is wonderful! ALWAYS the best care!”
“Patti is absolutely wonderful! She was my provider when I was pregnant with my son 7 years ago and she always remembers key details of my life and treats me like a friend… can’t imagine going to anyone else”.
“Patti always spends time ensuring that I fully understand the treatment and is very compassionate! Thank you”
“I love midwife Patti!”
Media Contact: Nancee Long, 503-338-4504
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