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Midwifery

Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM) are highly skilled professionals who have received formal training in primary care and women’s health from a nationally accredited program through the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACME). They receive their certification through the American Colleges of Nurse Midwives (ACNM). Read more of our Midwifery Frequently Asked Questions.

CHI Health Midwives practice in Omaha, Lincoln and Grand Island at these locations:

Midwife Services

  • Free orientation class with other expecting families so that many of your questions can be answered and a tour can be given
  • A one and a half hour initial prenatal appointment to review prenatal care, birth center care and expectations, review your medical history, perform a physical exam, collect any laboratory specimens and sign consents.
  • Thirty minute return appointments
  • Ultrasounds as needed
  • Early discharge planning class at 36-38 weeks
  • Family centered care where your children are welcome to attend
  • Consultation, collaboration and referral to our in-hours obstetricians as needed for more specialized or acute care
  • Annual Exams
  • Pap smears and breast exams
  • Problem gynecology
  • Contraceptive counseling

Shay R. Armstrong, MSN, APRN-CNM

Midwifery

Deann M. Barnard, MSN, APRN-CNM

Midwifery

Erika DeMont, MSN, APRN-CNM

Midwifery

Diane M. Johnson, MSN, APRN-CNM

Midwifery,
Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

Erin Lavin, CNM

Midwifery

Karen McGivney-Liechti, MSN, APRN-CNM

Midwifery

Martha Merrill-Hall, CNM

Midwifery

Rachael R. Rice, MSN, APRN-CNM

Midwifery

Katelyn Schweitzer, CNM

Midwifery

Brandi Stein, CNM, RN, BSN, IBCLC

Midwifery

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