From the Ancient Greek prefix (mētro-), from (mḗtēr, “mother”).
From (metra), medical English, via New Latin, via Ancient Greek
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Hello! Gina has transitioned to a Denver area birth center: Colorado Birth and Wellness and Nedra has retired from midwifery. While we are no longer offering home birth services in Denver, we hope that you will find some good information here. Hope to see you at the birth center!
Gina Gerboth has been a midwife in Colorado since 2010. She is a Certified Professional Midwife (registered in the state of Colorado) and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She is a core faculty member at Midwives College of Utah. She teaches continuing education courses locally and has presented nationally at the Midwives Alliance of North America annual conference and online for Gold Midwifery and the National Association of Certified Professional Midwives. She was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the Midwifery Education Accreditation Council and the Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health.
Gina holds a Master of Midwifery degree from Midwives College of Utah where she focused her studies and applied project on interprofessional collaboration and interprofessional education. She also holds a Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in Maternal and Child Health from the Colorado School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Colorado in Political Science with an emphasis in Women’s Studies (1995). She is also a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician.
Gina is married to her high school sweetheart, and is the mother of three sons, two of whom were born at home. When not busy with her practice, teaching, or other responsibilities, she enjoys knitting, reading, and spending time relaxing with friends and family.
Nedra Hale is a Certified Professional Midwife and childbirth educator who has enjoyed successful and busy midwifery practices in both Arizona and Colorado since her licensure in 2008.
Nedra’s journey to midwifery began in the late nineties, when she became a certified childbirth educator. Soon, she began training as a birth doula, and discovered through this work that she believed she could better serve mothers and babies as a primary provider. Nedra attended the Arizona School of Midwifery and trained under wonderful, experienced midwives in Arizona, before practicing there. In 2011, Nedra moved to Colorado to care for her ailing mother, and began serving the home birth community in the Denver area as a Colorado Registered Midwife.
Nedra is the mother of four children, three of whom were born at home. When she is not busy working, she spends as much time as possible outside, hiking the beautiful Colorado trails. Nedra and her children enjoy learning through adventure at every opportunity, and when the weather isn’t ideal for adventure, she may be found sewing like mad to finish another project, or curled up with a book by the fire.
Photo credit: Kendra Jean Photography.
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Gina delivered my little one in January 2019. She is very patient and kind. She was there through a lot of emotional stuff during and after my pregnancy. She is more than a midwife, she was a great source of support. I will 100% use her again if I have another baby. <3 Hooray for homebirth!
Gina was the midwife at both of my home births. My first son was born in August 2017, and my daughter was born in February 2019. For both births, she was knowledgable, calm, and caring. Most importantly to me, a mother who deals with gestational anxiety, she made me feel safe and positive during each and every prenatal visit. My births were beautiful, and an amazing experience. Thanks, Gina!