Diane Utz has been working in women’s health for about 12 years.
She entered the field by working as a doula (trained labor and birth helper)
and childbirth educator. She graduated with a degree in nursing from Rockhurst
University's Research College of Nursing in Kansas City, Missouri,
in 2008. As an undergrad, she was a member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society
and was awarded the Dean’s Award/Board of Director’s Award
for top academic performance.
She went on to earn her masters of nursing degree at the University of
Kansas' School of Nursing in 2012. When she completed her graduate
studies, she was awarded the Ginger Breedlove Award for community service
Prior to joining Foothills Community Midwives, she worked for women's
health clinics in the Kansas City area providing full-scope midwifery
care to women of all ages: prenatal care, intrapartum care and management
during labor and delivery, post-partum care, lactation support and contraceptive
management. She is a member of the American College of Nurse Midwives.
"I love educating women about their bodies and supporting women during
their pregnancies," Diane says. "I had four unmedicated births
and think women are much stronger than they know!"
Diane and her husband Mike recently relocated to the Boulder area from
Kansas City, where they raised four children, now all adults or attending
college. They are very excited to spend any newfound free time hiking
and biking in Colorado, whenever possible in the company of their goldendoodle
named Scout. Diane is also an avid reader and knits ... a lot!