Meet our Midwives
Our certified nurse midwives are part of the team at Kettering Physician Network's Advanced Women's Healthcare
in Beavercreek and attend birth at Soin Medical Center, a facility named one of 20 most beautiful hospitals in the U.S.
After becoming a registered nurse (RN) and receiving her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Indiana Wesleyan University, Darla spent several years working on a busy labor and delivery unit. She was privileged to assist with the startup of an in-hospital birth center where she attended births in an environment that supported the normal process of labor and natural childbirth. Darla's passion for caring for women during this life-affirming time in their lives sparked her desire to become a midwife. Darla attended the Institute of Midwifery, Women, and Health at Philadelphia University where she attained a Master of Science in Midwifery (MS) in 2000 and became a certified nurse midwife (CNM).
Preserving the safety and sanctity of pregnancy and birth is an important aspect of Darla's care. "It's such a privilege to develop a relationship with women throughout their pregnancy journey and to share in the joy and miracle of each baby's birth," says Darla.
Darla volunteers with several nursing and midwifery organizations and is on the board of directors for the National Certification Corporation (NCC). She and her husband Jeff have 4 children. In her free time Darla enjoys spending time with family, traveling, bicycling, kayaking, hiking, and generally enjoying the outdoors.
Andrea has been fascinated with pregnancy and birth for as long as she can remember which motivated her to attend nursing school at Kettering College. While working as a registered nurse (RN) in labor and delivery, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Ohio University. After many years caring for women as a labor and delivery nurse she decided to pursue midwifery. She received her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Frontier Nursing University and became a certified nurse midwife (CNM). One of her favorite things about being a certified nurse midwife is building relationships with women and families to provide a safe and fulfilling birth experience. Andrea is married with three children and in her free time enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, reading, and scrapbooking.