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Ms. Ali Phipps

Birth Options & Wise Women, LLC

Brief Biography:

Ali Phipps, CNM Updated Fall, 2011 Birth Options and Wise Women, LLC
o Specialties Certified Nurse Midwife, Obstetrics/Gynecology

o Board Certifications Nationally board certified as a Nurse Midwife through the American Midwifery Certification Board, a subsidiary of theAmerican College of Nurse Midwives, renewable in 2012
o Education Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Florida
o Certificate in Nurse Midwifery Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing, Hyden, Kentucky Masters of Science, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio Locations & Experiences Florida (as RN while pursuing midwifery studies) CNM in Utah, and Milwaukee. CNM internship completed in 1996 with the wonderful midwives of the University of Utah in a free-standing-birth-center and the University of Utah hospital. I have had the privilege of attending well over 1000 births! For the past 15 years full scope practice has included antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum, and gynecology throughout the lifespan with births attended for the past 10 years at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – Initially at St. Michael and then, the past 6 years at St Joseph, and at Sinai since late 2009. Most recently, home births are the focus. Research shows that women who chose home birth found it to be a safe, satisfying, nurturing and empowering experience at a third of the cost of hospital births. If you have the opportunity, The Business of Being Born is an excellent film. Philosophy.

I enjoy delivering highly individualized and education intensive client care that is family centered and includes the appropriate use of technology and complementary therapies including herbs, hypnosis, aroma therapy, hydrotherapy, sterile water papules, and more. When complications arise, a consultative and referral relationship with physicians who offer a wealth of experience and skills is in place. Care doesn’t end at birth and a six week check up. Home birth includes several visits during the postpartum period and assistance with breast feeding as needed, screening for postpartum depression, and continued well woman OB/Gynecological care. I am especially excited about sharing office facilities with Shalem Healing and Doctor of Oriental Medicine and Nurse Practitioner Robert Fox, as his skills in acupuncture, herbs, complimentary therapies, adult, pediatric and western medicine offer great options to both our clients Activities My hobbies include swimming, crocheting, writing, playing guitar and walking my dog, Sonny. I have enjoyed hiking with my husband and youngest child even prior to his birth. (We were hiking the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone with our five children when I was 32 weeks pregnant with our youngest.) Other interests about which I am passionate include church, Bread of Healing – a free clinic for adults with no health insurance, facilitating women’s support groups, caring for my parents who currently live with us (until the end of 2011), and spending time with our children, ten grandchildren, and extended family."


Academic positions:

Clinical preceptor for the University of Utah Midwifery program from 1998-2000; Clinical preceptor for Marquette Midwifery Students, 2003-2008;


Research interests:

Evidenced based practice in OB/Gyn Pain management, particularly alternative and complimentary strategies Complementary/Alternative medicine


What I think of the idea behind WebmedCentral:

Having a forum for the free and respectful exchange of ideas and review of literature and research is essential to further evidenced based practice and continuous improvement.


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