Meet Christy Evers, DNP, Certified Nurse Midwife!My name is Christy Evers and I am a Doctor of Nursing Practice, Certified Nurse Midwife. My doctoral education focused on process improvement and research to improve clinical outcomes and I am the first DNP and CNM at Western Missouri Medical Center (WMMC). As a component of my doctoral preparation, I had the privilege to design and implement a quality improvement project that focused on high-risk patients with preeclampsia. I look forward to applying my education and skill set for quality improvement projects that will best impact our community.As a student nurse midwife, I had the opportunity to work with one of our exceptional providers, Krysta Ramirez Henry, CNM, who introduced me to the culture of WMMC where I felt at home and now have the honor of working here. The culture at Western Missouri Women’s Health Center starts with the physicians and other CNMs, where the sole focus is the exceptional care of women. As a team, the communication between the office staff, the labor and delivery staff, and the ancillary departments, including but not limited to, lab, ultrasound, food service, and environmental services, creates a cohesive team where our patients are at the very center.I started my career in healthcare as an obstetric technician while attending nursing school. I knew in school that I wanted to work in labor and delivery. As a labor and delivery nurse, I had the opportunity to be a part of one of the most important days of these families’ lives. I loved that bond I developed with these families. I knew that I wanted to be a midwife because with greater responsibilities I would have more opportunities to develop relationships and bonds while providing holistic care to families. My passion is women and promoting the normalcy of childbirth, exceptional care for women’s health, and collaborative relationships between providers and patients.A fun fact about me is that I was the first student on the Kansas State American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) Board of Directors, in a position that was created to involve students into the organization.Christy’s Favorite Tip for New Moms: When your newborn gets up to eat in the middle of the night, brush your teeth to help you wake up. The burst of mint helps wake you up for a few minutes while still allowing you to fall back asleep after feeding your baby.Continuing the JourneyOur Childbirth Class includes:Hands-on teaching about monitors and equipment used in the delivery room.Information on pain control options (with or without medications)Information about procedures available: C-sections, circumcisions, assisted deliveries, epidurals, etc.Discussion of what to expect during your stay at our Birthing Center.Breastfeeding and Infant Care classes include:Meet other moms and soon-to-be-moms to create a network of breastfeeding support.Learn about the unexpected struggles of breastfeeding and de-bunk breastfeeding myths.Learn more about infant care and have your questions answered.If you are considering delivering at WMMC’s Obstetrics Department or would like to register for a class, call (660) 262-7514. Learn more about the WMMC birthing experience by reading Elizabeth’s Story.Other Recent Posts by WMMC:A History of the Midwives at WMMCPreparing for Delivery: When to Go to the Hospital About Western Missouri Medical CenterWestern Missouri Medical Center (WMMC) is a fully-accredited acute care county medical center located in Warrensburg, MO. WMMC prides itself in emergency care, obstetrics, orthopedic and general surgery, family healthcare, internal medicine, outpatient clinics, ambulatory care, rehabilitation services and more. Inpatient services include medical, surgical, intensive, obstetrical, orthopedic, pediatric and skilled nursing care, as well as a wide range of therapeutic and diagnostic outpatient services. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Learn more at WMMC.com.