Jolene is the Owner, Operator, & one of the Certified Nurse Midwives at Beginnings Birth Center. She has an undergraduate degree from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX and a Graduates degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to her degrees, she is state licensed as a Midwife and Nurse Practitioner in New York, Illinois, and Colorado, certified as a Nurse Midwife by the American Midwifery Certification Board, and board certified as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner by the National Certification Corporation.

Amy is one of the Certified Nurse Midwives at Beginnings Birth Center. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Iowa, a Master’s Degree from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and a Post- Masters in Nurse-Midwifery from the University of Illinois Chicago. In addition, Amy is State licensed as a Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice Nurse in Illinois and Colorado and Certified as a Nurse Midwife by the American Midwifery Certification Board.

Lizzi is one of the Certified Nurse Midwives at Beginnings Birth Center. She has an Undergraduate Nursing Degree from Truman State University in Kirksville, MO, a Master’s Degree in Nursing from Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, KY, and a Doctorate in Nursing also from Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, KY. In addition to her degrees, she is state licensed as a Certified Nurse Midwife in Washington and Colorado and Certified as a Nurse Midwife by the American Midwifery Certification Board.

Katie worked as a childbirth educator, Doula, and birth assistant for a home-birth midwife until 2016. In 2016, she worked as a Mother-Baby nurse at Memorial Hospital North. She then joined the Springs Midwifery and Women’s Care team in late in 2017 as a birth assistant nurse. Her passion is supporting, educating, and caring for women and their families throughout their lives and especially during their childbearing experiences.

Candace is our admin assistant, education center coordinator and marketing/outreach liaison. Her background includes a love for natural medicine, a B.A. in Biology, Childbirth Education certification through the Birth Connection, Labor Doula certification through CAPPA, Lactation Educator certification through CAPPA, Neonatal Resuscitation certification through NRP, homebirth midwife assistant since 2007 and owner of the Westside Birth Connection since 2005. She currently teaches childbirth classes and lactation classes out of the birth center.

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