From the Ancient Greek prefix (mētro-), from (mḗtēr, “mother”).
From (metra), medical English, via New Latin, via Ancient Greek
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.
Gina and Nedra wrap up the loose ends of Mod Midwives, and their home birth practice, in this final episode.
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We had a fantastic experience with Gina and Nedra. We had moved into the area from out of state and didn’t start care with them until almost the third trimester. They were really flexible with scheduling when I had trouble finding a babysitter or my husband got the day off from work and we showed up ridiculously early.
Home birth was so much easier the second time. My first birth was on a boat and labor felt like it was never going to end. This time, the bathtub made such a huge difference that I went from expecting this to be our last baby to wanting a few more. I had a much shorter active labor than last time. About seven or eight hours instead of thirteen or fourteen. Maybe the six dates a day for the last four weeks really worked.
I loved having my mother there too. They were so nice about that. She came and stayed for a couple weeks with her two littlest ones who played with my oldest. It was so nice that all three of them just slept through almost everything and she was able to be with me when my husband doesn’t always know how to help since he’s never been through it.
Everything was wonderful! No going to the hospital in the middle of the night when all you want is to stay in the bathtub, no waking kids up, immediate bonding time with older kids. You don’t have to worry about forgetting to bring something important along when you should just be focused on labor. No gross hospital germs or putting a brand newborn in a car seat.
I had a friend ask me about worries about too big of a baby. Mine was nine and a half pounds and Nedra knew just how to have me change positions so the little darling didn’t get stuck. I’m so glad we chose to go here.
Nedra was my midwife for my third birth and Gina was the second midwife in attendance. The birth started fun and had some adventure at the end. My midwives were a joy to be around when things were “easy” and rock solid when things got bumpy. I adore and respect them both so much and am so glad to see them officially working together!