Meet Tracey Arwood, Certified Nurse Midwife

Meet Tracey Arwood, Certified Nurse Midwife!

I am excited to join Western Missouri Women’s Health and work alongside an amazing team of providers. I have been a midwife for six years. Prior to joining the practice in August this year, I worked as the sole hospital midwife in rural south central Missouri and rural western Kansas. I have cared for women with a variety of cultural and family backgrounds and a variety of pain control goals during both hospital and birth center births. Prior to becoming a midwife, I cared for women and mothers as a registered nurse and birth doula.

I am passionate about supporting women through their childbirth experience, creating a family centered environment, and supporting them in their choices along the way. It is a joy and an honor to help a mom through the hard work of labor and welcome her beautiful new baby into the world.

Tracey Arwood, Certified Nurse Midwife, with one of the mothers she has helped.

Tracey Arwood, Certified Nurse Midwife, with one of the mothers she has helped.

I received my Bachelors in Nursing from Barnes Jewish in Saint Louis, MO, and my Masters in Nursing from Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, Kentucky. I also have a Bachelors in Health Science with a focus on Community Health Education. I have always been passionate about health care and educating families about ways to stay healthy and care for their bodies. I enjoy caring for women and supporting a normal and natural perspective on their health and well-being.

Beyond pregnancy, I help women with many other reproductive issues throughout their lifespan, whether it’s adjusting to her first period, finding the right birth control for her, supporting breastfeeding success, coping with menopausal discomforts, and any problems along the way. These are emotional events and I am honored to spend time with women, listening to them, and achieving their health care goals together.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and three young children, gardening, reading, and raising our chickens, dogs and cats. We enjoy being active in the community and frequent many community events.

Meet the Midwives

While 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 Journey

A two-night Childbirth Class on the first and second Wednesday of every month. This two night course includes:

  1. Personal in-depth tour of our Birthing Center.
  2. Hands on teaching about monitors and equipment used in the delivery room.
  3. Information on pain control options (with or without medications)
  4. Information about procedures available: C-sections, circumcisions, assisted deliveries, epidurals, etc.
  5. Discussion of what to expect during your stay at our Birthing Center.

Breastfeeding and Infant Care classes include:

  1. Meet other moms and soon-to-be-moms to create a network of breastfeeding support.
  2. Learn about the unexpected struggles of breastfeeding, and de-bunk breastfeeding myths.
  3. 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:

10 Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About Breastfeeding

A History of the Midwives at WMMC

Preparing for Delivery: When to Go to the Hospital

 

About Western Missouri Medical Center

Western 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.