The oldest of women's professions is midwifery and this is exactly what I was meant to do. I decided to become a midwife in 1992. I went back to school and achieved my goal and of becoming a certified nurse midwife. I am proud to offer nurse midwifery services and the midwifery model of care to women in Northeast Nebraska. In 1999 I attended just over 60 births, in 2000, just over 90 births. In 2001, I had the honor of assisting 120 babies into the world, including the New Years baby and the runner-up. In 2002 the babies I caught numbered 127, one of whom is my grandson. 2003 I cannot believe I delivered 156 babies...This last year of 2005 I caught the last baby of 2005 and the first of 2006. What a privilege. May 2006. Just last week caught baby # 1,000. Now to start on the second 1000. Each birth impresses me with the miracle of life and the ability of women.
I have established the 1st nurse-midwifery practice in Northeast Nebraska. There are currently CNMs in Omaha, Lincoln, Hastings, and Scottsbluff. My practice includes reproductive health, well-woman gynecological care, treatments of common gynecological problems, preconception counseling, family planning information, natural family planning, barrier methods, birth control pills, Ortho Evra (the patch),Nuva Ring (a vaginal ring replaced once a month), Depo Provera, IUDs, etc. Also postmenopausal women care for gynecological services, including hormone replacement thereapy, alternatives to HRT, and screening for osteoporosis. Approximately 30% of my practice is well-woman care.
CNM, MSN Scope of Practice: AP, IP, PP, NB, GYN
My life long objective was to open the first Birth Center in the State of Nebraska. I have broken ground July 14th and will see Gentle Beginnings Birth Center and clinic up and running early 07. See the American Association of Birth Centers in resource section for easy access to information on Birth Centers or go to www.birthcenters.org !
Associate in Science
Daytona Beach Community College -Daytona Beach, FL. 1972
Bachelor Of Science in Nursing
Clarkson College -Omaha, NE. 1993.
Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing Hyden, KY. January 1997.
Major: Certified Nurse Midwife
Master of Science in Nursing
Case Western Reserve University -Cleveland, Ohio. May 1997.
Staff RN ICU Halifax Medical Center-Daytona Beach, FL 1972-78
Staff RN NICU Children's Hospital-Orange County, Santa Ana, CA (1973)
Assistant Head Nurse ICU Daytona Beach Community Hospital, Daytona Bch., FL 1978- 79
RNC/OB Lutheran Community Hospital Norfolk, NE-1979-1996.
CNM in practice at Midwest Health Partners Norfolk, NE 1997- present. Scope of practice: AP/IP/PP/GYN
ASPO Certified Childbirth Educator-(1992-1997) NRP-current CPR-current
RNC/Inpatient Obstetrics- NAACOG (1990-1996) ALSO-Advanced Life Support Obstetrics (1994)
First Assist C-Section Certification- May 98
State of NE RN Licence-
State of NE CNM Licence-
American College Nurse-Midwives
Married 38 years to husband Domenico. One son Domenic married to Wendy living in Wayne, NE. One Grandson "Aidan Hayes Consoli"born June 13, 2002 who I had the privelege of helping into the world. One Siberian Husky named Nikki.
Born in Lincoln, NE. Grew up in Southern California. Have lived in Norfolk since moving back here in November, 1979. My husband was raised in PA. We met, married, and lived in PA for 3 years, Daytona Bch. FI for 10 and now here in NE. My parents and three younger sisters and their families are all currently living in Neligh and Lincoln.