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Your Partner for a Personalized Journey

Pregnancy and labor is a beautiful and natural process that most often requires nothing more than close observation and support. Shannon’s team of Certified Nurse Midwives continues the tradition of personalized, family-centered care as your guide in this most exciting journey. They are with you every step of the way to help facilitate your ideal birthing experience.

For centuries women have looked to midwives to advise and assist them in childbirth. Today's certified nurse midwife carries on the tradition of personal, family-centered healthcare. Midwifery at Shannon offers an alternative to traditional care for women and families.

Babies are born in the Shannon Women's & Children's Hospital where care is individualized to meet your personal needs. A physician is always available if complications arise during the birth process. If referral to a physician is necessary, the midwife is still available for supportive care.

What is a midwife?

A certified nurse midwife (CNM) is an individual educated in the two disciplines of nursing and midwifery and who possesses evidence of certification according to the requirements of the American College of Nurse Midwives. Midwifery practice, as conducted by CNMs, is the independent management of women's healthcare, focusing particularly on pregnancy, childbirth, the postpartum period, and family planning and gynecological needs of women. Practice is within a healthcare system that provides for consultation, collaborative management or referral to a board-certified physician as indicated by the health status of the client.

Shannon Clinic offers a full scope of care for healthy women. This includes complete prenatal and birth care, family planning, child spacing techniques, annual physical exams and pap tests, as well as treatment for minor gynecological conditions.

Our Midwife Providers

Kelli Ryan Wilson, APRN, CNM, WHCNP

Opal Smith, APRN, CNM

Cindy Stokes, APRN, CNM, CNS

Danielle Walts, APRN, CNM

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