Meet Krysta Ramirez Henry, Certified Nurse Midwife!I have over 20 years of experience in women’s health nursing with the last eight years as a certified nurse midwife. Since joining Western Missouri Women’s Health group in 2011 I have had the pleasure of getting to greet 1000 babies into this world. I have also been a preceptor to over 20 nurse practitioner students, several whom now also work for Western Missouri Medical Center.I chose to be a certified nurse midwife because I support the philosophy of honoring the normalcy of women’s lifecycle events. What I love most about my job is I am able to empower women. Whether it is by helping a woman have the birth of their dreams or helping women find the right birth control to ensure they are able to reach their educational or career goals. I think one of my favorite moments in this job is when I am able to have a mom reach down and help bring her baby into the world. I also love showing off the placenta.I received both my bachelors and masters in nursing at the University of Kansas. I am board certified through the American Midwifery Certification Board and I am an active member of the American College of Nurse Midwives.This fall I will be cutting back my hours at WMMC to allow time to start my doctorate of nursing and take a more active role in teaching future nurse midwives. However I will still be seeing patients in the clinic every Tuesdays from 9-430 and taking call.Outside of work I can be found with my husband at one of our three teenagers’ sporting events. I might also be found with my nose in a book or out running.Meet the MidwivesWhile the midwifery group started at WMMC as a single person, it has grown into a practice with several midwives including the recent addition of Tracey Arwood and Amanda Hill, and midwives Krysta Ramirez-Henry and Victoria Rinck. You can meet the new midwives Thursday, October 4th at 6:30 pm at WMMC for the Meet the Midwives event. You can decide if a midwife is the right choice for your birthing experience, take a tour of WMMC’s birthing facility, and learn more about the classes offered by the Obstetrics Department.Continuing the JourneyA two-night Childbirth Class on the first and second Wednesday of every month. This two night course includes:Personal in-depth tour of our Birthing Center.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 about delivering at WMMC’s Obstetrics Department, or would like to register for a class or tour, call (660) 262-7514. Learn more about the WMMC birthing experience by reading Elizabeth’s Story.Other Recent Posts by WMMC:Meet Tracey Arwood, Certified Nurse MidwifeA 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.