Certified Nurse Midwife,
Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber
Hello! My name is Valerie Oliver, I am so excited to be joining Authentic Birth Center and to care for pregnant, birthing, and postpartum people.
My love for midwifery and the childbearing period began long before I was old enough to consider what I would do career wise. I grew up reading Mothering magazine and Midwifery Today, I was always drawn to the birth stories, tips and tricks and articles about the life of a midwife. My interest was solidified when I was cared for by midwives while pregnant with my oldest child. I had such a positive and empowering experience.
I chose to follow the path to become a certified nurse midwife, obtaining an ADN, BSN and finally an MSN in Nurse Midwifery while continuing to grow my own family and working as an emergency department RN. I had five more children during that period, all born out of hospital with midwifery care. I worked at a local Federally Qualified Health Care Center providing primary, gynecological, prenatal, postpartum, menopausal and contraceptive care as a CNM and have continued emergency nursing as well.
I believe in increasing access to health care, including midwifery services, patient centered, evidence based care, inclusivity, care personalized to the individual and whole person and shared decision making. I am continuously learning and striving to meet clients' needs better. I believe pregnancy and birth are challenging and transformative events. I hope to help you have the same positive and empowering experiences that I was lucky enough to have.