Certified nurse-midwives Marcie Mullins, Paige Swales, Diane Utz and Martine Tesone (from left to right).

Holistic, Personalized Care Throughout a Woman's Life

Every stage of a woman’s life — from adolescence to the childbearing years, menopause and beyond — has its own unique health concerns and challenges. Fostered by open communication and a holistic approach to wellness, the certified nurse-midwives at Foothills Community Midwives provide supportive, personalized care to help you maintain health throughout your life.

What is Nurse-Midwifery?

Our certified nurse-midwives are advanced practitioners with graduate education in women’s health care and midwifery. They focus on each woman’s unique experience and embrace holistic approaches, which can include alternative and complementary therapies. Their empowering model of care is also more of shared decision-making, with the midwife educating and supporting you both emotionally and physically — whether that be for birth control, prenatal care, childbirth, routine check-ups, gynecologic concerns or menopause considerations.

Safe, Holistic Prenatal Care and Natural Birth Experience

When you are ready to start a family, our caring certified nurse-midwives will be at your side from the time you start trying to conceive and until after your baby is born. They’ll focus on providing you and your family with comprehensive, high-quality prenatal care and an empowering birth experience in the comfort and safety of a hospital setting, with deliveries in the Family Birth Center at Foothills Hospital.

During labor, your midwife will assist you in delivering your baby as naturally as possible, offering comfort and support with stress-relieving holistic therapies and hands-on adjustments. All the while, you can rest assured that a board-certified obstetrician is on-call, should extra medical care be required.

Foothills Community Midwives will continue to care for you while adapting to motherhood, offering both postpartum care and support with infant feeding.

Are you a candidate for midwifery prenatal and childbirth care?

Not all moms-to-be are good candidates for midwifery care. It is a good option if:

  • You have no major complications during pregnancy. The conventional obstetrician route is best for high-risk pregnancies or deliveries.
  • You want childbirth to be as natural as possible and aim to receive very little medical intervention when labor is progressing normally.

Personalized, High-Quality Well-Women and Gynecologic Care

Many people think midwives just deliver babies, but our certified nurse-midwives are trained to do so much more. At Foothills Community Midwives, we provide a full range of women’s health services to help you achieve optimal health and wellness with care attuned to your unique and ever-evolving needs:

  • Annual well-woman and pelvic exams
  • Health screenings
  • Abnormal or painful periods
  • Adolescent gynecology
  • Birth control
  • Family planning
  • Peri-menopause and menopause symptoms
  • Senior care

Midwifery Services Available in Erie

Our certified nurse-midwives are available to provide comprehensive midwifery care in Erie at the Foothills Community Midwives office located in the Erie Medical Center.

Foothills Community Midwives Welcomes Martine Tesone, CNM, DNP

Experienced certified nurse-midwife Martine Tesone is now seeing patients for holistic well-women and prenatal care at Foothills Community Midwives and delivering babies at Foothills Hospital.

Martine received a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology and Psychology and then continued her education at the University of Colorado to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She then earned a Master of Science in Midwifery and Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of Colorado.

Her philosophy of care is rooted in education, teamwork and individualization, focusing on wellness and prevention during well-woman and prenatal care visits. To schedule an appointment with Martine, go online at MyBCH or call 303-415-4045.

Make an Appointment

Foothills Community Midwives see patients for well-woman, gynecologic and prenatal care at offices located in Erie Medical Center and within Foothills Medical Building in Boulder. They deliver babies in BCH’s state-of-the-art Family Birth Center at Foothills Hospital.

Visit MyBCH to schedule an appointment or call 303-415-4045.