Barbara D. Metzelaars, CNM, FNP-BC
Certified nurse-midwife Barbara Metzelaars started helping other people bring their babies into the world after she had children of her own. "I was in nursing school when my own children were in middle school," Barbara recalled. "We studied at the kitchen table together."
Barbara says her background helps her relate to her patients. "Becoming first a mom, then a nurse, then a nurse practitioner and now a nurse-midwife has allowed me to pursue my passion of being in partnership with women throughout their lives, from adolescence through menopause and beyond. I consider it a privilege to provide time, attention, information, compassion and absolute respect for women, particularly during pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum."
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