Certified Nurse Midwife For Womens Health. Laurie is a certified nurse midwife and delivers babies at Valley View Medical Center, in Cedar City, Utah. She has been working in obstetrics since 1977 - a long.. time, and she has a wealth of knowledge and experience. By having your baby at the hospital, combined with Laurie as your provider, you combine the individualized care and comfort from a midwife, with the safety of the hospital. We are conveniently located in the hospital, across from the ER. We also accept most insurances, and allow payment plans if needed. Have you ever thought, "Why a nurse midwife?" The time is now for women everywhere-including you-to understand how midwives partner with women to improve their health throughout their lives. The skills of midwives and their expert knowledge of women's health care are often overlooked. Many people don't realize how highly educated today's nurse midwives are, or think that midwives are only knowledgeable about childbearing. But providing care and guidance through pregnancy and childbirth is just part of the range of services offered by midwives. Many midwives can provide care for women of all ages-from teenage years through menopause and beyond. In fact, many women visit a midwife for women's health needs before, during, and after pregnancy. This is one of the unknown truths about midwifery. A Certified Nurse Midwife is educated in the two disciplines of nursing and midwifery. Laurie graduated in 1977 with her BS as an RN, worked in labor and delivery at LDS Hospital for 17 years, then in 1994 obtained her Master's of Science at the U of U in midwifery, working as a CNM since. She is board certified, and has consulting obstetrician physicians that she works closely with. Laurie states, "When it comes time to choose the type of delivery you desire, I will facilitate the labor and delivery process from start to finish. My goal is to support and nurture you throughout your pregnancy, la...