Autumn is the first Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) to become part of the Wellstone and SMCHH team. She holds a bachelor's degree in nursing from The University of Tennessee. She also holds a master's degree in nursing with a specialty in nurse-midwifery and is completing her doctorate of nursing practice with Frontier Nursing University. She is board-certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board and is also a professional member of the American College of Nurse-Midwives. Autumn has experience working with adult and obstetric critical care populations, as well as in antepartum, Labor & Delivery, postpartum, and newborn care.
A wife and mom of four herself, Autumn personally knows the challenges and joys of pregnancy and motherhood. She has a passion for improving maternal and neonatal health and strongly believes in the power of midwifery and shared-decision making to improve outcomes and empower women and families. Autumn is committed to serving the women of this community and is proud to grow midwifery with Wellstone and SMCHH for the community.
CNMs are licensed as Advanced Practice Registered Nurses with a special population focus in women and newborns. They are experts in physiologic pregnancy and birth. CNMs care for women and adolescents throughout the lifespan including well-woman, contraceptive services, GYN, prenatal, intrapartum, birth, postpartum, and newborn care. While midwives primarily care for healthy women and their newborns, they may also care for women and babies in consultation with a physician should complications arise, with anesthesia services for epidurals and pharmacologic pain management during labor, and may even continue care assisting the surgeon if a c-section is necessary.