Metro Midwifery

Delivering experienced, compassionate home birth midwifery care to the Denver Metro area.

METRO
From the Ancient Greek prefix (mētro-), from (mḗtēr, “mother”).
From (metra), medical English, via New Latin, via Ancient Greek
(mḗtra), “uterus”.

Meet the Midwives

We offer a free consultation (virtual at this time) so that you and your support people can meet with us and ask any questions you may have. In the meantime, here is a little bit about our practice.

Gina Gerboth, MSM, MPH, RM, CPM, IBCLC
Lead Midwife
Clinical Director
Founding Midwife

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, RM, CPM
Associate Midwife
Operations Director
Founding Midwife

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.  

Julia Amend, RM, CPM, RN, BSN
Associate Midwife

Julia grew up in Colorado and first began serving birthing families as a nurse in 2010. When she recognized a great need for out-of-hospital options and holistic care in childbirth, she completed an international midwifery internship and began a home birth course of study once back in Denver. She has been an independently licensed midwife since 2019.


Julia now practices at Generations Midwifery, is an associate midwife at Metro Midwifery, and practices nursing in the home health setting. When not at a birth you can find her on a hiking trail, trying to get plants to grow, or planning her next trip abroad. 

Photo credits: Kendra Jean Photography and Sophie Watkins Photography.

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Gathering

Community is an important aspect of Metro Midwifery. We offer a number of activities to bring people together!

Childbirth Education

We will offer a three-week series of childbirth preparation classes every season. Learn about the labor process, comfort techniques during labor, preparing for a home birth, and planning for the unexpected. These classes are free for Metro Midwifery clients! Pre-register on our Events page.

Weekly Breastfeeding Cafe

We will meet (virtually for the time being) on Google Hangouts: Monday mornings at 10 am. Come spend the morning with Gina, an IBCLC, and others who are on this crazy journey with you! Pre-registration isn’t required, but if you give us a heads up that you’re coming we can let you know if you have to cancel for a birth.

Skills Workshops

We offer a number of skills workshops for midwives and student midwives. We offer classes for each of DORA’s additional license authorities, as well as a number of other learning opportunities. Check out our Events page to see what’s coming up!

Testimonials

I had a home birth in August 2016 with Gina. This was my 3rd home-birth at the time. Gina was knowledgeable, attentive, and so caring! She respected my birth plan, and my decision to decline certain care. When I found out I was pregnant with #4, I contacted her to see if she could fly into my new state to help me deliver! I am so thankful for the care that I received, and highly recommend her!

Jessica

I first met Nedra in 2011 when I was pregnant with what would be my second child. I drove down to Denver from the mountains for my prenatal visits. I really enjoyed getting to know her, even though I probably only had 2 or 3 visits before I left town for the summer. Unfortunately, early into that summer away, I went into premature labor and ultimately lost the babies. (I had just found out that I was pregnant with twins!) However, during the whole ordeal Nedra was available to me over the phone giving me advice and support – and it was SO appreciated. When I finally got pregnant again in 2013, she was the first person I called. Unfortunately, she wasn’t available during my due date, because she had that time blocked off for a family vacation, so she gave me a list of four other midwives she recommended. Gina was on that list. And after talking to all of the options, I felt the best about Gina. She sounded competent, yet very positive – and I needed that positive energy after my previous ordeal.  As I got to know Gina, I learned that she takes her mission very seriously and is constantly striving to learn more and stay on the cutting-edge of the profession. I believe she’s a leader in the advancement of the midwifery cause. Also, I’d like to add that I when I found out I was pregnant in 2013, I was out of town for the summer again. When I had an early episode of severe bleeding (before I had an official care provider), I called Nedra. Once again she provided me with caring and compassionate support. I can’t tell you how much this meant to me. So needless to say, I was pretty bummed that Nedra wasn’t going to able to attend my birth due to her vacation, but after getting to know Gina, I was certainly happy to have her on my team!  I had no doubt that I made the right choice for our family.  But as luck would have it, my baby came a few weeks early, and Nedra was able to attend my birth after all – as Gina’s assistant! I couldn’t have been more thrilled to have the two best midwives I know attend my daughter’s birth. I would highly recommend either one of them, but the fact that Gina and Nedra are partnering is a huge win for anyone that would engage their midwifery services. You are guaranteed highly competent, compassionate care with this duo.

Elisa

Contact Us

Are you interested in learning more about Metro Midwifery? Have questions about home birth? Want to schedule a consultation? We would love to hear from you!