Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Meet Our New Midwife

Learn more about the newest addition to our Circle of Care...

By: Kay Weina, CNM, APNP    
Certified Nurse Midwife

My name is Kay Weina. I am a certified nurse midwife (CNM) and I am new to Women’s Care of Wisconsin. I am thrilled to join Becky Kahler, CNM and the whole family of providers here at Women’s Care!

I grew up in Berlin and currently reside in Omro.  I am married to a wonderful husband (who cooks!), and I have 4 adult children along with a beautiful new Granddaughter. I love taking Zumba as well as other exercise classes at the YMCA.  I enjoy the outdoors including walking, gardening, camping or just reading.  

I became a midwife in 2004 after being a labor & delivery nurse, and then a perinatal nurse clinician. I have been in the Obstetrics/Gynecology field for 23 years.

Midwifery care has a “high touch, low tech” approach and we are considered experts in supporting women in normal, healthy childbirth. I believe in building partnerships with women and their families by listening and providing information, guidance, and counseling in a shared decision-making process. We partner with other members of the health care team through collaboration and referral to provide the best possible care.  

According to the American Midwifery Certification Board, there are 13,071 CNMs in the United States. In 2012, 94.9% of CNM-attended births occurred in hospitals, 2.6% occurred in freestanding birth centers and 2.5% in homes. 

Midwifery encompasses a full range of primary health care services for women from adolescence through menopause and beyond. CNMs are licensed, independent health care providers who can prescribe medications in all 50 states. The services midwives offer include primary care, gynecologic and family planning services, preconception care, care during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period.

I am excited to be a part of this Circle of Care—hope to meet you soon!

About Women's Care of Wisconsin: The physicians at Women's Care of Wisconsin are devoted to you and your health. That means having the most advanced techniques, up-to-date educational information and a compassionate, caring staff. Our providers offer a well-rounded approach to your OB/GYN care, one that meets both your physical and emotional needs throughout every phase of your life. We call it our Circle of Care. From adolescence through menopause and beyond, you can depend on us. Meet our providers and learn more about gynecology, pregnancy care, midwifery services, infertility, procedures and surgery, incontinence, osteoporosis, menopause management and more at www.womenscareofwi.com.