Certified Nurse Midwives and You!
Today's Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) a professional health care provider, is a Registered Nurse (RN) who has graduated from one of more than 30 advanced education programs accredited by the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM). In addition, CNM's must pass a national certification examination and meet strict requirements set by state health agencies.
Where to Find a CNM at UCSD: We provide Midwife Services at 6 clinic sites that are listed below.
Women and Newborns: Great Expectations
During pregnancy the CNM monitors, the health of you and your baby regularly and is prepared to teach as well as answer your questions about proper hygiene, exercise, sleep, travel, and how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
During labor, the CNM evaluates your progress and is there to offer emotional support. You can also expect your CNM to make your family comfortable and part of the experience to the greatest extent possible. If at any time a problem arises, the CNM can call on a physician to assist in protecting you and your baby.
Follow-up care begins immediately at birth as the CNM examines the newborn, provides advice on breast-feeding, infant care and rejoices with you and your family in another healthy beginning.
Prescriptions for medications and/or vitamins can be written by CNM'S.
Regular gynecologic care: annual pelvic, breast examinations and Pap smears are also available by UCSD CNM'S.
- Karen Ruby Brown, CNM, MS
- Linda Cooper, CNM, MS
- Anne Shumaik Cooper, CNM, MS
- Rebecca Cop Garrett-Brown, CNM, MS
- Jennifer Hirsch, CNM, MS
- Ashley Guntkowski , CNM, MS
- Susan Melnikow , CNM, MS
- Jasmine Ortega, CNM, MS
- Karen Perdion, CNM, MSN
- Hope Renn Gunther, CNM, MS
- Al Runzel, CNM, MS
- Beth Timpe, CNM, MS
- Erica Vu , CNM, MS
- Dianne Woelke, CMN, MS
- Prenatal Care and Delivery
- Patient Education
- Birth Center or Labor & Delivery Births
- Family Planning *
Call Karen Perdion, C.N.M, M.S. Director of UCSD Nurse-Midwifery Services at 619-543-6226 or Lizette Lozano, Administrator of UCSD Nurse-Midwifery Service at 619-543-3863.
Appointments for the general public desiring delivery at UCSD may be made at any of the following clinics:
MEDICAL OFFICES SOUTH
SAN DIEGO FAMILY CARE
MID-CITY COMMUNITY CLINIC
Clinica De La Mora
UCSD PERLMAN CLINIC