Liz worked as a nurse for 12 years before she went to midwifery school. Most of her time was spent in the neuro/trauma ICU. She graduated from Frontier Nursing University with a Master’s degree in Midwifery. She completed her internship at The Women’s Health Group and is grateful to join the providers here. Liz had a calling to become a midwife after the birth of her two daughters. She helped Dr. Volin create a position for her, splitting her time at the hospital (North Suburban) and the clinic.
What makes Colorado home to you?
I have lived here for 14 years and Colorado really feels like home to me, but what made it really feel like home was my mom moving here this year! Seeing the mountains every day is glorious, and I would not trade it for anything. Hanging out at local breweries on the patio makes me feel like a “real” Coloradoan.
What are your passions outside of work?
I have 2 daughters, a husband, and a dog (Oskar), so most of my time is spent doing things with them. We love to be outside, camp, bike, and go on walks. I love to garden, craft, and sew (when I get the chance to).
Why did you become a Certified Nurse Midwife?
When I was pregnant with my first daughter, Hazel, I read everything there was on “hippie births”. I had ultimately wanted a birth center birth, but risked out when I developed severe pre-eclampsia. I continued to be interested in all things pregnancy and birth related. When I got pregnant with my second daughter, Violet, I knew a lot more about the birth world. I had a very quick unmedicated birth at the hospital. After that, I couldn’t get it out of my head that I needed to answer the call to become a midwife. I knew I wanted to take care of women and help them learn to be a partner in their own care, give them options, and support them. My passion is teaching women and helping give confidence in themselves.
What in your career are you most proud?
I am so proud to have helped many women have a VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarian). I am proud to bring energy and laughter to the office and the hospital every day!
What is the most important part of your job?
To be with women. Women need to be heard, cared for, and to have a provider that will support them. Catching babies is fun, but if you can’t listen to your patient, you’ve lost sight of the purpose of being a midwife.
Are you accepting new patients?