Midwife Matters

Pregnancy preparations, women's health, and care options

Georgeanne Croft, CNM

Riverside Clinic

You might say my interest in being a nurse-midwife was in my blood from the start. Growing up in Chicago as the daughter of a doctor whose practice included delivering babies and a mother who was an obstetric nursing professor, I was no stranger to tales of births and body fluids. My plans, however as an undergraduate at Cornell University were to go on to medical school in Pediatrics, until I read a most inspiring article on the graduate school program in Nurse-Midwifery at Yale University. I was hooked and 2 years later in 1981 found myself there amongst 14 other would be nurse-midwives.  My enthusiasm for the profession and my joy in my work as grown ever since.

I have been at Health Partners for 28 years. At last very rough count, I think I have been blessed to deliver about 1, 900 babies. It’s hard to put my finger on what part of the job I enjoy the most, but most certainly near the top is the incredible opportunity I have to form such wonderful relationships with so many women and their families. Some of my patients have seen me for over 25 years!  Every day I look forward to hearing the stories and concerns of the women I meet.  I also very much enjoy working with younger women and teens and love the satisfaction that comes from offering a comfortable and informative first gyn experience for those girls. Of course, who wouldn’t love the joy of seeing a tiny baby emerge into the world and be able to be the first to touch that new soft skin. I also enjoy the new medical knowledge I gain continuously and the chance to work along side and collaborate with a marvelous team of nurses, doctors and other midwives. The relationships we have has allowed me to stay enthusiastic and supported for all these years.

When I am not at work, I can be found enjoying the company of my husband, young teenage daughter and my adult children as well.  I love kayaking, traveling, playing walleyball,  reading and entertaining my friends.

Please come and see me in the clinic, I would love to get to know you too!

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