Our Promise Community Health Midwifery Team with over 40+ years of experience offers care that is tailored to the needs of your growing family and is designed to support you through the changes you will experience throughout your life.
Midwives are highly-trained health care professionals who provide many health care options for women. Our Certified Nurse Midwives offer services including fertility counseling, birth control counseling, gynecologic exams, breast exams, prenatal care, home-birth delivery, postpartum care and more.
Promise Community Health Center Prenatal/OB team includes two certified nurse midwives, Audra De Groot and Kari Ney, registered nurses and medical assistants and interpreters.
The midwifery team offers personal care tailored to you and your family throughout your pregnancy and after the birth of your child. Our midwives are experienced providers in pregnancy and childbirth.
Audra DeGroot, CNM, ARNP
Kari Ney, CNM, ARNP
Erica Robertson, RN, CLC – OB Coordinator, OB Clinic Nurse, Certified Lactation Counselor
Kris Tinklenberg, RN, CLC –
OB Clinic Nurse, Certified Lactation Counselor
Promise Community Health Center Midwives offer preventative care including complete physicals, breast exams and pap smears. Our team of Women’s Health providers offer woman to woman care and expertise for your physical exam.
Think you might be pregnant? Promise offers free and confidential pregnancy testing. Results are available immediately and we can help you from there.
Call Promise to schedule an appointment for free pregnancy testing and meet with a Promise Nurse for next steps. Your plan may include scheduling an appointment with our Promise midwife providers for prenatal care or fertility counseling. If you don’t wish to become pregnant right now, your plan can include scheduling an appointment with our providers for birth control options.
Call 712-722-1700 today to schedule!
Promise Community Health Center Midwife Care is centered on pregnancy and birth as normal life processes. The Promise Certified Nurse Midwives offer holistic care by identifying and respecting a woman’s physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs. Midwives provide skilled care that is individualized to you and your pregnancy. Our practices are evidence-based, meaning we follow the most recent research to keep women and babies safe. Technological interventions are minimized and are evidence-based when used.
Our Midwives educate each woman to empower her during labor and delivery. Research indicates the woman-centered model of care offered by Midwives can reduce the incidence of birth trauma/injury and cesarean section. Midwives are trained to identify if obstetrical attention is needed and can make appropriate referrals.
Do you like the idea of midwife care, but prefer to deliver at a hospital? We will help manage your care from early pregnancy until approximately 35 weeks, at which time we will coordinate continued care with a provider at the facility where you desire to deliver your baby.
Promise CHC provides affordable women’s health care through the opportunity to apply for sliding-fee discounts. For more information on sliding-fee discount click here.
Call 712-722-1700 to make an appointment with a Promise Community Health Center Certified Nurse Midwife today!
Promise Community Health Center is the only facility in the northwest Iowa area that offers the opportunity to have an assisted birth in your home with Certified Nurse Midwives. Our Midwives are highly trained and have over 40+ years of combined birthing experience. What do you want your birth experience to look like? Our providers take the time to respectfully explore that question. Patients must be located within 75 miles of Sioux Center, have a low-risk pregnancy, no history of cesarean section and no major medical history.
Most insurance companies will provide coverage for home births. For billing questions, contact Promise’s billing department by calling 712-722-1700.
Having a baby? At Promise Community Health Center you can learn ways to prevent a surgical birth. Our team of midwives and nurses are experts in the normal birth process. We offer education to help you plan for a normal birth. Have questions, please contact prenatal team nurse Erica Robertson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 712-722-1700 to make an appointment with a Promise Community Health Center Midwife today!
Taking care of yourself after baby is born is important! The emotional and physical care you receive during the postpartum period can affect you for the rest of your life. Part of taking care of yourself is scheduling a postpartum visit with a provider. At Promise Community Health Center, a postpartum appointment helps ensure your body is healing appropriately after vaginal or cesarean delivery. It also gives you the opportunity to discuss birth control options, breastfeeding, emotional concerns and any other concerns you have. Our Women’s Health team provide compassionate and comprehensive postpartum care, regardless of where you had your baby.
Promise Community Health Center is excited to add Billing Ovulation Method Education to our Family Planning program. Fertility Awareness Based Methods of family planning can be very effective with quality education and follow-up by a trained instructor. The Billings Ovulation Method has been found to be an effective way to achieve or postpone pregnancy as well as have a better understanding of a couple’s reproductive health without the use of barriers or hormones. Typically the fees included in the Billings Ovulation Method are covered by insurance!
WHAT IS THE BILLINGS OVULATION METHOD?
- A highly effective, yet simple, way to postpone or achieve pregnancy without drugs or devices
- Helps couples understand their combined fertility
- Solid scientific research supports this natural method
- Four simple rules and training in the Billings Ovulation Method enhances a woman’s understanding of her natural fertility
- Empowers women to become familiar with their own unique signs and symptoms, they can quickly detect changes that signal the need for medical attention
CONTINUED COUNSELING AND EDUCATION:
- Two-part education session with one-on-one counseling and charting review. Each visit is approximately one hour at Promise
- Charting review and counseling by phone or email every two weeks until approximately 3 months, or until proficient charting demonstrated
- Affordable and accessible natural family planning education with our midwife Kari Ney at Promise Community Health Center.
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