Southwest Midwives

Southwest Midwives Safe, Respectful, Loving Care. Southwest Midwives provides individualized care for women during pregnancy, birth, and beyond.
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Thank you Logan for sharing your journey with us! We appreciate all of you who shared photos of your babies 😊
09/03/2021

Thank you Logan for sharing your journey with us! We appreciate all of you who shared photos of your babies 😊

Thank you Logan for sharing your journey with us! We appreciate all of you who shared photos of your babies 😊

A few weeks ago some of the Southwest Midwives family got together to celebrate two very special ladies! We are official...
08/25/2021

A few weeks ago some of the Southwest Midwives family got together to celebrate two very special ladies! We are officially welcoming Carole to our practice beginning in early 2022. We also celebrated Judy’s 15th anniversary at the midwives office! We are very grateful to have both of them!

Group photo from left to right: Amy (founding partner and current midwife), Mary Louise (founding partner and retired midwife), Becky (former office staff), Vanna (current midwife), Carole (future midwife), Haley (current midwife), Heidi (current midwife), Judy (clinical manager). Megan is hiding behind the camera!

Welcome Noa!!
08/24/2021

Welcome Noa!!

New birth story on our blog! Written by Southwest Midwives Client“The word induction definitely scared me, and I imagine...
08/17/2021

New birth story on our blog!

Written by Southwest Midwives Client

“The word induction definitely scared me, and I imagined that my plan for a natural birth was completely out the window. However, with my high blood pressure issues and Cillian measuring small, I knew I had to make the decision that was best for his health and mine. Getting our baby into the world safely was the only thing that really mattered. Going into it, I trusted that my support people and the midwives knew what my birth plan was and would help me follow it as closely as possible. I feel so very fortunate that my body followed along.

Once the contractions started, I felt like I was very in and out and didn’t have the ability to advocate for myself. However, the midwives, nurses, my husband, and mom all had my back. They assisted me with getting out of bed, using the medicine ball, and even taking a bath. All things that I thought were off the table with an induction. I found myself most relaxed in the bath with my husband by my side. I think that relaxation helped my body do what it needed to.

After my water broke, the pain was intense and I didn’t think I could handle it, but everybody around me knew I could and cheered me on. The midwives got me moving in the bed, onto my side, on all fours, and eventually into a squat position. The movement allowed me to focus on getting Cillian out, rather than on the pain. My husband and mom’s encouragement aided me in breathing through each contraction. They gave me the strength to keep pushing.

Going into it, I truly thought my birth plan was going to change with induction, but I was still able to have a beautiful natural birth full of movement with so much support. Truly the only thing that changed my plan was that I was induced. Everything that followed was all that I could have imagined or dreamed my birth to be!”

Thank you for sharing how to preserve your birth plan in an induction! Great work mama!!

#southwestmidwives #naturalbirth #durangocolorado

Speaking of Haley….Congratulations to this lovely couple and welcome to the world Chloe! Thank you for sharing Durango D...
07/30/2021

Speaking of Haley….
Congratulations to this lovely couple and welcome to the world Chloe!
Thank you for sharing Durango Doula

07/30/2021
Southwest Midwives

Introducing our newest midwife! Haley Yerxa, MSN, CNM joined Southwest Midwives on June 1, 2021. We are thrilled to have her here in Durango!

Haley was born and raised in Switzerland, Belgium and the U.S. After graduating high school, she studied Biology and Environmental Studies in Minnesota, but through training as an EMT she gravitated towards birth and reproductive health. After working in California, Nicaragua and Oregon, she completed her nursing and midwifery studies at Yale School of Nursing, finishing her clinical rotations in Navajo Nation. She then moved to Alaska and practiced as a nurse-midwife for nearly three years, providing care in a hospital and freestanding birth center. Haley finds it a privilege to join the long tradition of midwifery. To her, midwifery means safeguarding normal physiologic birth, working with people in a personal and supportive way to make informed choices for their own health, and bearing witness to the strengths of individuals and families every day. In her time-off you can usually find her in the mountains with her partner, daughter and dog.

Safe, Respectful, Loving Care.
Southwest Midwives provides individualized care for women during pregnancy, birth, and beyond.

We are teaming up with Abbie Downing, owner of Animas Birth Doula to provide childbirth education classes to our clients...
07/27/2021

We are teaming up with Abbie Downing, owner of Animas Birth Doula to provide childbirth education classes to our clients. The series will include four classes as outlined below and total cost will be $100. A new class will start the first Thursday of each month. We recommend starting the class between 28-34 weeks. Please see our front desk or call to register. Group sizes will be small and masks will be required regardless of vaccination status (Mercy Regional Medical Center policy). If you prefer to attend over zoom please let us know and we can arrange this.

Time: Thursdays 5:30-7:30pm

Location: Southwest Midwives, #1 Mercado Street, Suite 145

Week 1: Preparing Mind & Body for Birth/Signs and Stages of Labor

Week 2: Hospital Procedures, Comfort Measures & Pain Control

Week 3: Labor & Delivery - Early Labor Through Delivery

Week 4: Newborn Procedures, Bonding & Breastfeeding, Postpartum

We are teaming up with Abbie Downing, owner of Animas Birth Doula to provide childbirth education classes to our clients. The series will include four classes as outlined below and total cost will be $100. A new class will start the first Thursday of each month. We recommend starting the class between 28-34 weeks. Please see our front desk or call to register. Group sizes will be small and masks will be required regardless of vaccination status (Mercy Regional Medical Center policy). If you prefer to attend over zoom please let us know and we can arrange this.

Time: Thursdays 5:30-7:30pm

Location: Southwest Midwives, #1 Mercado Street, Suite 145

Week 1: Preparing Mind & Body for Birth/Signs and Stages of Labor

Week 2: Hospital Procedures, Comfort Measures & Pain Control

Week 3: Labor & Delivery - Early Labor Through Delivery

Week 4: Newborn Procedures, Bonding & Breastfeeding, Postpartum

Thank you thank you!!! Such a pleasure to take care of you and your sweet babies!“As we approach our 2 month mark with S...
07/15/2021

Thank you thank you!!! Such a pleasure to take care of you and your sweet babies!

“As we approach our 2 month mark with Scarlett Brielle I think about the all the growth it's taken to get here. I'm so thankful for Southwest Midwives and the experience we had bringing Scarlett into the world. Megan our midwife was the sweetest, and knew just how to make me comfortable. Our prenatal visits were always a joy. Judy, Stephanie along with all the other ladies in the office made me look forward to my next visit as they were all so kind. Now that we are in our 4th trimester I'm thankful to have them by my side as we tackle the post-partum side.”

#southwestmidwives #postpartum #babylove #midwifery #pregnancy #ilovemybabies

Thank you thank you!!! Such a pleasure to take care of you and your sweet babies!

“As we approach our 2 month mark with Scarlett Brielle I think about the all the growth it's taken to get here. I'm so thankful for Southwest Midwives and the experience we had bringing Scarlett into the world. Megan our midwife was the sweetest, and knew just how to make me comfortable. Our prenatal visits were always a joy. Judy, Stephanie along with all the other ladies in the office made me look forward to my next visit as they were all so kind. Now that we are in our 4th trimester I'm thankful to have them by my side as we tackle the post-partum side.”

#southwestmidwives #postpartum #babylove #midwifery #pregnancy #ilovemybabies

07/15/2021

A good attitude and a caring team during an induction is so important! Love this moment with one of our awesome clients ❤️ thank you for sharing Nikki!

We would love to see photos of your babies wearing their Southwest Midwives T-shirts! Post a photo of your little one we...
07/05/2021

We would love to see photos of your babies wearing their Southwest Midwives T-shirts! Post a photo of your little one wearing their t-shirt on your Instagram or Facebook and tag Southwest Midwives OR send us a picture to post and you will be entered in a drawing to win a beautiful gift bag full of goodies from Urban Market!

We would love to see photos of your babies wearing their Southwest Midwives T-shirts! Post a photo of your little one wearing their t-shirt on your Instagram or Facebook and tag Southwest Midwives OR send us a picture to post and you will be entered in a drawing to win a beautiful gift bag full of goodies from Urban Market!

Another amazing birth!
06/09/2021

Another amazing birth!

Megan and Vanna were unintentionally twinning in the clinic today!#southwestmidwives #midwiferymodelofcare
04/08/2021

Megan and Vanna were unintentionally twinning in the clinic today!

#southwestmidwives #midwiferymodelofcare

Megan and Vanna were unintentionally twinning in the clinic today!

#southwestmidwives #midwiferymodelofcare

Meet Katie Perez, IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant)Katie will be working with Southwest Midwive...
04/03/2021

Meet Katie Perez, IBCLC
(International Board Certified Lactation Consultant)

Katie will be working with Southwest Midwives to lead our breastfeeding group on Monday afternoons. Katie has worked as a lactation consultant both inpatient and outpatient since 2012 in Houston, Texas. She recently moved back to Durango and is excited to be a part of the expanding resources for families here. Kate has three children and enjoys all of the outdoor activities Durango has to offer- especially hiking, paddle boarding and skiing!

From Katie "My motivation is knowing that having a group like this where nursing mothers can come to have their questions answered, their confidence boosted and to have a chance to be around other moms is something so important; not only for breastfeeding success, but also for confidence and calm going into all aspects of motherhood. I started this journey as a struggling new mom and leading this group is my best way to pay it forward! My best advice for breastfeeding is "never to quit on a bad day".

We are really excited to get this group started. Please send us a message if you would like to receive email updates.
#southwestmidwives #normalizebreastfeeding #durangocolorado #womensupportingwomen

Meet Katie Perez, IBCLC
(International Board Certified Lactation Consultant)

Katie will be working with Southwest Midwives to lead our breastfeeding group on Monday afternoons. Katie has worked as a lactation consultant both inpatient and outpatient since 2012 in Houston, Texas. She recently moved back to Durango and is excited to be a part of the expanding resources for families here. Kate has three children and enjoys all of the outdoor activities Durango has to offer- especially hiking, paddle boarding and skiing!

From Katie "My motivation is knowing that having a group like this where nursing mothers can come to have their questions answered, their confidence boosted and to have a chance to be around other moms is something so important; not only for breastfeeding success, but also for confidence and calm going into all aspects of motherhood. I started this journey as a struggling new mom and leading this group is my best way to pay it forward! My best advice for breastfeeding is "never to quit on a bad day".

We are really excited to get this group started. Please send us a message if you would like to receive email updates.
#southwestmidwives #normalizebreastfeeding #durangocolorado #womensupportingwomen

Southwest Midwives is excited to announce we will be starting a breastfeeding group! We will have a Certified Lactation ...
03/23/2021

Southwest Midwives is excited to announce we will be starting a breastfeeding group! We will have a Certified Lactation Consultant who will host this group twice per month on Monday afternoons. This will be a free group and all are welcome to come with questions or concerns about breastfeeding or just to meet other moms and enjoy breastfeeding in a safe space. If you are interested in hearing more about the group, or dropping in to try it, please send us a message with your email address. We will send you updates on when it is starting and information on how to sign up!



#southwestmidwives #normalizebreastfeeding #womensupportingwomen #durangocolorado

Southwest Midwives is excited to announce we will be starting a breastfeeding group! We will have a Certified Lactation Consultant who will host this group twice per month on Monday afternoons. This will be a free group and all are welcome to come with questions or concerns about breastfeeding or just to meet other moms and enjoy breastfeeding in a safe space. If you are interested in hearing more about the group, or dropping in to try it, please send us a message with your email address. We will send you updates on when it is starting and information on how to sign up!



#southwestmidwives #normalizebreastfeeding #womensupportingwomen #durangocolorado

Exciting news at the midwives office!! We have missed having your support people present at your visits, and we know you...
03/13/2021

Exciting news at the midwives office!! We have missed having your support people present at your visits, and we know you have as well!




Starting Monday March 15: All patients may bring one adult over the age of 15 to each visit. You must both wear a mask for the entire appointment and follow our COVID protocols. We can’t wait to see you!

#southwestmidwives #midwiferycare #durangoco #familycenteredcare #mercyregionalmedicalcenter #pregnancy

Exciting news at the midwives office!! We have missed having your support people present at your visits, and we know you have as well!




Starting Monday March 15: All patients may bring one adult over the age of 15 to each visit. You must both wear a mask for the entire appointment and follow our COVID protocols. We can’t wait to see you!

#southwestmidwives #midwiferycare #durangoco #familycenteredcare #mercyregionalmedicalcenter #pregnancy

Did you have a positive experience at Southwest Midwives? We would love to hear about it! Please take the time to write ...
02/09/2021

Did you have a positive experience at Southwest Midwives? We would love to hear about it! Please take the time to write us a review on Google or Yelp explaining why you chose Southwest Midwives. After you've written your review please send us an email at [email protected] and we will enter your name in a drawing to win this gift basket including gift cards to Zia and Durango Joes!

#southwestmidwives #midwiferycare #yourbirthyourchoice #durangoco

Did you have a positive experience at Southwest Midwives? We would love to hear about it! Please take the time to write us a review on Google or Yelp explaining why you chose Southwest Midwives. After you've written your review please send us an email at [email protected] and we will enter your name in a drawing to win this gift basket including gift cards to Zia and Durango Joes!

#southwestmidwives #midwiferycare #yourbirthyourchoice #durangoco

Welcome our newest midwifery student! Carole Nighswander has practiced as a home birth midwife since 2002 and is now pur...
02/05/2021

Welcome our newest midwifery student! Carole Nighswander has practiced as a home birth midwife since 2002 and is now pursuing her Master’s in Nurse-Midwifery through the University of Colorado! She will be working with Southwest Midwives in the clinic for the next few months. Carole had a great first day and enjoyed snuggling this precious little guy at his two week postpartum visit while catching up with his mama!

#southwestmidwives #midwiferycare #studentnursemidwife #durangoco

Welcome our newest midwifery student! Carole Nighswander has practiced as a home birth midwife since 2002 and is now pursuing her Master’s in Nurse-Midwifery through the University of Colorado! She will be working with Southwest Midwives in the clinic for the next few months. Carole had a great first day and enjoyed snuggling this precious little guy at his two week postpartum visit while catching up with his mama!

#southwestmidwives #midwiferycare #studentnursemidwife #durangoco

This birth team worked hard to achieve their goals! Welcome to the world baby Aurora! You are already so loved! ❤️#south...
01/30/2021

This birth team worked hard to achieve their goals! Welcome to the world baby Aurora! You are already so loved! ❤️
#southwestmidwives #midwiferycare #durango #durangoco #mercyregionalmedicalcenter #naturalhospitalbirth #naturalchildbirth

This birth team worked hard to achieve their goals! Welcome to the world baby Aurora! You are already so loved! ❤️
#southwestmidwives #midwiferycare #durango #durangoco #mercyregionalmedicalcenter #naturalhospitalbirth #naturalchildbirth

Our midwife, Heidi Zink, administering the COVID-19 vaccine at the La Plata Fairgrounds last weekend. Thank you Heidi! P...
01/28/2021

Our midwife, Heidi Zink, administering the COVID-19 vaccine at the La Plata Fairgrounds last weekend. Thank you Heidi! Photo by Jerry McBride of the Durango Herald

Our midwife, Heidi Zink, administering the COVID-19 vaccine at the La Plata Fairgrounds last weekend. Thank you Heidi! Photo by Jerry McBride of the Durango Herald

A sweet testimonial and photo from one of our patients. Thank you! “I had the privilege of going through the most amazin...
01/14/2021

A sweet testimonial and photo from one of our patients. Thank you!

“I had the privilege of going through the most amazing journey of growing 2 of my sweet babes and delivering with Southwest Midwives.

Your care starts as soon as you walk in the door with their amazing front desk staff who are so kind and welcoming! During my prenatal visits I never felt rushed, but felt like the midwives would spend as much time with me as I needed. During my labor and the birth of my daughters, I felt totally safe and supported. I was encouraged to listen to my body and was able to utilize positions and tools that worked for me. I was respected in my personal birthing plan decisions and encouraged to do what felt right to me.

My after care always felt like I was just catching up with with an old friend. The teams support and encouragement is so amazing. We feel so grateful to have found such a wonderful team of midwives in our little town!

Our birth experience was completely divine and wholesome and we can't wait to have you deliver our next babe! We love you guys!”

#midwifery #southwestmidwives #midwiferycare #prenatalcare #waterbirth #naturalchildbirth #durangocolorado

A sweet testimonial and photo from one of our patients. Thank you!

“I had the privilege of going through the most amazing journey of growing 2 of my sweet babes and delivering with Southwest Midwives.

Your care starts as soon as you walk in the door with their amazing front desk staff who are so kind and welcoming! During my prenatal visits I never felt rushed, but felt like the midwives would spend as much time with me as I needed. During my labor and the birth of my daughters, I felt totally safe and supported. I was encouraged to listen to my body and was able to utilize positions and tools that worked for me. I was respected in my personal birthing plan decisions and encouraged to do what felt right to me.

My after care always felt like I was just catching up with with an old friend. The teams support and encouragement is so amazing. We feel so grateful to have found such a wonderful team of midwives in our little town!

Our birth experience was completely divine and wholesome and we can't wait to have you deliver our next babe! We love you guys!”

#midwifery #southwestmidwives #midwiferycare #prenatalcare #waterbirth #naturalchildbirth #durangocolorado

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1 Mercado St, Ste 145
Durango, CO
81301

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
Friday 8am - 3:30pm

Telephone

(970) 247-5543

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It almost fits. Margaret says thank you!
This was yesterday
Doulas come with a variety of pain-relieving tools and techniques. But sometimes all that’s needed is a reassuring presence that says I see you, I hear you, and I’m WITH you... www.durangodoula.com
Hi Amy! Sasha just had his 17th Birthday 🎁 Give Mary Louise a hug for me too when you see her please?!❤️❤️❤️- Jemma
Celebrating another happy momma who achieved her goal of a natural childbirth!! Thank you, Southwest Midwives! #durangodoula Www.durangodoula.com
Little Elias officially fits into his t shirt so we HAD to take pictures! Thank you a million times over to the team at Southwest Midwives and to Vannah! ☺️💙
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Always grateful for the care Southwest Midwives provides my clients. They work hard to respect the wishes of their patients while providing excellent medical care in a hospital setting. #DurangoDoula
❤️ Thank you Vana & Southwest Midwives ❤️
Thank you Southwest Midwives for providing a caring environment for women to give birth! #DurangoDoula
Amy...she was the 9th or 10th birth you needed for your certification and now shes getting married. 9 months away just after her 23rd birthday! You will always have a special place in my heart for helping me bring all 4 of my children into this world.