About UH Westshore Midwifery

Colleen Brezine, Certified Nurse Midwife in Cleveland

Welcome to UH Westshore Midwifery. Certified nurse midwives are individuals who are educated in both nursing and nurse midwifery. Nurse Midwives care for women throughout their life cycle. This includes both well women gynecological care including Pap tests, HPV screening, breast exams, family planning, contraceptive management and also obstetrical care that includes care during pregnancy, labor and after childbirth. The midwives of UH Westshore Midwifery deliver primarily at UH St. John Medical Center.

Certified nurse midwives view pregnancy as a normal process. Midwives assist women during labor and birth while focusing on prevention and education. The focus is family centered care while encouraging women to participate in the decision-making process. The use of technology and intervention are used only when appropriate.

Whether women desire to utilize water for labor, a natural childbirth, an epidural, a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) or narcotic pain management, our group of midwives will be supportive.

The midwives of UH Westshore Midwifery have years of experience assisting women in experiencing the benefits of warm water immersion for labor and birth. In August of 2009, the midwives were instrumental in the opening of the Holistic Birth Center at UH St. John Medical Center, the only hospital-based birth center in northern Ohio.

Holistic Waterbirth

Holistic Waterbirth

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Waterbirth Facilities

Waterbirth Facilities

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