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.
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!
As you can imagine, being a midwife myself and trying to choose the midwives who would deliver my baby was a stressful task. I knew too much, was too picky about how I wanted things done, but when I decided to have Gina & Nedra as my birth team I had total peace. They were skilled, patient, and believed in my body’s ability to birth even when I didn’t. I know, absolutely, that if they had not been my midwives I would’ve ended up transferring to the hospital…but with them supporting me I birthed a 9lb14oz baby safely…as a first time mom! Also, I’ll always remember hearing them laughing together in the background while I was in labor…extra points for a team who not only chooses to work together, but actually also likes each other enough to laugh & choose joy when they’ve been at a birth way too many hours!
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!
Nedra assisted at the birth of my second son and is kind and compassionate as well as very knowledgeable and skilled. Gina is my friend and colleague. I highly admire her knowledge and skill as well. A great team of midwives!!
I had wonderful experiences with Nedra as my midwife with all four of my home births. And I’ve had the pleasure of meeting with Gina for a checkup and she assisted in one of my births. All fantastic experiences! I highly recommend these gals!
We had our 8th child this morning. It was our second home birth with Gina. If you are considering home birth, Gina and the team at metro midwifery are great!
Gina and Nedra attended the birth of my daughter and I could not have been in better hands. I felt safe and trusted them both completely. They are a great team and it was so fun to work with them. I <3 Gina & Nedra!
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!
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 and Nedra welcomed me with open arms at 34 weeks during Covid-19 pandemic. Their care, love, and kindess is like no other so personal yet respectful. Such a great experience would highly highly reccomend them to anyone looking into home birth. They helped me step out of my comfort zone and helped me embrace what my body was meant to do. I couldn’t be more eternally thankful for their compassionate care!
What an experience it is to birth at home and feel completely safe! Gina, Julia and Paige were the midwives that attended the birth of my son and they were a dream come true. This is my first child so I had no idea what to expect from the prenatal care, birth and post natal. That being said, I was well cared for in each visit before the baby, questions answered thoroughly, and I felt very supported in my decisions about the birth. When the time came for baby to make his appearance I was able to get a hold of Gina right away. Well actually, before I was actually in labor but had any concern I was able to get a hold of one of the members. The postnatal care was fabulous. Again, they answered the several questions I had and gave breast feeding support that was much needed. I would recommend Metro Midwifery to anyone having a baby! I absolutely love them!
I switched care to Metro Midwifery in the 25th week of my pregnancy because I was less than happy with the care I was receiving at the midwifery center attached to a hospital. My first pregnancy was with midwives in a freestanding birth center in Albuquerque who provided me with very holistic care which was missing at the hospital. I was nervous about attempting a home birth but felt reassured after talking with Gina prior to
switching care and reading literature on home births. All my visits at Metro Midwifery were about an hour long in which the midwives talked about all aspects relevant to the pregnancy. There was no excessive and senseless use of technology (I say this as a scientist who loves technology and appreciates that there is no replacement when technology is in fact needed). Finally, I had a long prodromal labor. The midwives’ obvious competence and quiet confidence gave me the strength to not go to the hospital to get induced. In this, my second labor, I only felt the pain was unmanageable for about 30 minutes in the end (vs. about 6-7 hours of unmanageable pain in my first labor). I believe this is partly because I was at home and partly because the midwives’ strategies to deal with labor. My baby was finally born at home in my bed around 8:00 p.m. with my husband, mother, and daughter all present and cheering us on. We were given quiet family time to bond with the baby before her health assessment was done (with a lot of regard for the baby’s comfort which is not given
priority at the hospital in my experience). Sleeping in our own bed that first night with the new baby was magical! We had postpartum home visits from the midwives on days 2 and 4 to check on mom and baby, followed by some visits at the office until the baby was 6 weeks. Throughout pregnancy, labor, and postpartum, all our queries were answered quickly and concerns addressed with empathy. The midwives had evidence based reasons for their recommendations throughout. They were very up to date with all the latest research which was very reassuring. We were also provided high quality literature to decide what we wanted for our pregnancy, birth, and baby. Overall, it was a wonderful experience. I wish everyone could have the competent and compassionate care that they provided. I will definitely go back to Metro Midwifery if I have any more kids.
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.