Kettering Physician Network's Women's Health - Advanced
Our certified nurse midwives are part of the team at Kettering Physician Network's Women's Health - Advanced
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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.
Kristie Blake, APRN-CNM, is a board-certified midwife who earned her Master of Science in Nursing from The Ohio State University.
Kristie truly loves what she does and deeply cares for the women she serves. She is always working to become the best provider possible and to deliver the highest level of care. Kristie is a proud puppy parent and enjoys the outdoors, quilting, and trying new recipes.
Rhonda is a highly skilled Certified Nurse Midwife at Kettering Physician Network Women's Health. For nearly three decades, Rhonda has dedicated her life to providing excellence in health care for women. She values all that families bring to the journey of pregnancy and childbirth. She is passionate about the promotion of woman-and family-centered care, especially as it concerns childbirth and parenting.
Rhonda provides health and wellness care for women of all ages. She offers preventive services such as cervical cancer and STD screening, as well as family planning, contraception, and evaluation of minor gynecologic problems.
Rhonda provides pre-natal, birth, postpartum care and offers support for breastfeeding. She attends births with non-intervention in the absence of complications. As an experienced midwife, she is committed to personalized, compassionate care for your childbirth and parenting journey.
Rhonda's philosophy of care is consistent with the American College of Nurse Midwives, recognizing pregnancy and birth as natural part of life. She enjoys working together with you to ensure your birth experience meets your expectations and is personal, and safe.
Whitney Clark, APRN-CNM, is a board-certified midwife who earned her degree from Frontier Nursing University.
Whitney promotes a continuous and compassionate partnership with the women she cares for, from the premenstrual period to the postmenopausal period and everything in between. She offers annual wellness exams, cervical cancer screening, birth control, and prenatal, labor, birth, and postpartum care. Whitney believes in watchful waiting and non-intervention in normal processes.