certified nurse midwife Paige Swales spoke with Nicole Brady of Channel 7 about midwifery care, an increasingly
popular option for moms and families who are expecting a baby.
Indeed, BCH will launch a midwifery group,
Foothills Community Midwives (FCM) in April, providing more choice for expectant families in the greater
Boulder Valley area--and the ability to have a midwife-led birth in the
nurturing, supportive and safe environment of the
Family Birth Center at Foothills Hospital in Boulder.
According to Ms. Swales: “Most women who seek out midwifery care
are seeking out a relationship; someone who's really going to listen
to them and offer support throughout the entire process.”
Midwives offer a range of training and experience; many deliver babies
at homes or a standalone birth center. Ms Swales explains that "the
benefit of being a Certified Nurse Midwife is that we are able to priovide
all the guidance and support for natural birth in the comfort of a hospital,
with obstetrians on back up in case we need them." The growing FCM
midwife care team also includes
Laurie Rodenberg, CNM; we expect to add two additional CNMs by late summer.
To make an appointment at Foothills Community Midwives, call 303-415-4045.
To make an appointment with the OB/GYNs at Boulder Women's Care, call