“The word “midwife” literally means “with woman.” Our Certified Nurse Midwives, Jane Weis and Catie Obosky, aim to work with you to provide healthcare that is personal and individualized. As modern day Midwives we are with you as a trusted health partners. We treat puberty, pregnancy and menopause as normal and tend to use less interventions and medications. We are open to many kinds of treatments including natural alternatives. If you’re pregnant or simply seeking a healthcare provider, we want to be your partner in health for life.
Giving birth is a miraculous, life changing event. Our goal as a midwives is to help you have a joyful & safe labor experience at St. Al’s Birkeland Maternity Center in Nampa.
Following our core philosophies, pregnancy and labor care provided by nurse-midwives is characterized by low rates of interventions such as induction, episiotomies and Cesarean sections. Evidence shows that care for mothers and babies by Midwives has lead to better outcomes for both.
As Certified Nurse Midwives we help to individualize your birth experience. We focus on education for a healthy mom and baby. Women can expect a safe, personalized experience through their pregnancy and delivery when they have a midwife on their team.
We are a hospital based practice which means your baby will be born at the Birkeland Maternity Center at St. Alphonsus Nampa. We believe in reasonably accommodating your labor needs and can help you with pain relief by utilizing “natural” methods, coaching you through labor, relieving pain without medication or using an epidural.
When you are admitted in labor we will be present to provide supportive care during labor and for the delivery of your baby.
Safety always comes first. While midwives focus on respecting normal, we are also experts at recognizing when things are not normal. That’s when we work in collaboration with OB physicians like Dr. Gregerson. Should it become necessary, we can consult them in at any point, counseling and involving you every step of the way.
Women’s Care Services
Midwives love pregnancy, labor, and delivery but we can do so much more! We also manage and treat common health problems, including:
- Annual exams
- Fertility counseling
- Sick visits (such as yeast infections,urinary infections, sinus infections)
Our practice guidelines provide for medical consultation, collaboration and referral, and are in accordance with the Standards for the Practice of Midwifery, as defined by the American College of Nurse Midwives.”
Jane Weiss, Certified Midwife
Catie O’bosky, Certified Nurse Midwife