Certified Nurse-Midwife/Clinical Fellow
Healing Passages Birth and Wellness Center, home to Willowsong Midwifery Care, is excited to announce our new fellow, Emily Zambrano-Andrews, MSN, ARNP/CNM!
Some of you may have already met Emily during her time with us as a nurse. She will begin her clinical fellowship in January and will be available for gynecological and prenatal visits, labor, and birth care.
Emily received her undergraduate nursing degree from Ellsworth Community College in 2006. She obtained her Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 2009 from the University of Iowa and recently has earned her Master of Science in Nursing, specializing in nurse-midwifery from Frontier Nursing University in 2016. She has been practicing as a Registered Nurse for over ten years in labor and delivery. In addition, she has experience in homecare services for high-risk pregnant women, and birth assistant/RN for home and birth center births.
“After experiencing my first pregnancy and birth, I developed a passion for women’s health. I wanted to support other women during such a monumental time in their life, to hold space for them. I feel it is important to empower women to be active participants in their healthcare.”
“Willowsong Midwifery Care has strongly influenced me in how I want to practice as a midwife, by the care I see women receiving and my personal experience during pregnancy and birth.”
“After ten years of aspiring to become a midwife, the day has come that I can now practice the art of midwifery. I am thrilled for this opportunity to serve such a wonderful community of women and their families.”
Emily lives in Des Moines with her husband and three children, ages 13, 4, and 2 years old. Some of Emily’s interests include spending time with her family, enjoying the outdoors, traveling, and pursuing her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).
About the fellowship
Healing Passages Birth and Wellness Center designed a clinical fellowship for new midwife graduates proving up to a three-month placement that includes orientation, mentor-like support, and educational and leadership opportunities. Once the fellow is oriented, they will work as a full member of the provider staff so more clients can be seen in the practice.
A fellowship program addresses long-term goals of providing educational opportunities and experience to strengthen the midwifery profession in the out-of-hospital setting. Birth centers are being recognized locally and nationally as providing high-quality, low-cost care.