Midwifery

A Partnership for Birth and Beyond

Our certified nurse midwives are highly skilled in the care of pregnant women and the delivery of babies. They have full hospital and pharmaceutical privileges, so they can provide the personal care expected from a traditional midwife in the safety and comfort of the Birth Center at Olympic Medical Center. Most births are not emergencies, but our midwives are expert at recognizing urgent situations and know what actions to take.

Personalizing the birth experience

Midwives educate moms-to-be about their options, then support them in the choices they make. They work together with you, your loved ones and the hospital’s labor and delivery team to make your pregnancy and your baby’s birth as satisfying as possible. Not sure about pain management? Midwives can answer your questions and offer it if you decide it’s right for you.

Midwives also deliver healthcare outside of pregnancy, providing yearly preventive exams, consultations about birth control, menopause management and other gynecological services.

Deborah Bopp, ARNP, CNM, Laurie Johnson-Driese, ARNP, CNM, and Cheri Shields, ARNP, CNM

Olympic Medical Providers in this Specialty

Deborah Bopp, ARNP, CNM

Deborah Bopp, ARNP, CNM

Specialties
Midwifery
Obstetrics
Cheri Shields, ARNP, CNM

Cheri Shields, ARNP, CNM

Specialties
Midwifery
Obstetrics
Laurie Johnson-Driese, ARNP, CNM

Laurie Johnson-Driese, ARNP, CNM

Specialties
Midwifery
Obstetrics