The Midwives

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Heather Shelley LDEM, CPM, LCCE, CD

I have been attending births since 2001.  I have attended over 300 births in: Texas, Washington, Bali-Indonesia, Haiti, Dominican Republic, and of course Utah.  I love working with students, and as an approved preceptor with NARM, I have been teaching students in and out of Utah since 2010.

I love to pass on the knowledge that I have gleaned as a midwife from those around me, to those desiring to become midwives themselves. I love giving students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience, as well as helping them to become more compassionate for mothers, self thinkers, helping them to trouble shoot on their own, and to be independent midwives.

I have taught childbirth classes for 11 years, apprenticed doulas, apprenticed student midwives, taught doula trainings, breastfeeding classes, newborn care classes, monitrice classes, midwife assistant classes and so many more. I have taken student midwives to the Dominican Republic where we did 30 births a day, and I have learned midwifery from midwives all over the world.

With this in mind I decided that I wanted to help student midwives who lived in places where they couldn’t get the training they needed, or that training would take them years to aquire. So I started a student midwife program for those who are needing their clinical experience and would like to work in a high volume clinic, but still have the care and comforts of a home birth. Our numbers vary from 8-15 births a month at this time.  However, please check back with us frequently as those numbers are rising every month.

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Teresa Blair, CNM

I have always wanted to be a nurse. In my youth I was often found helping with the births of kittens, puppies, and lambs.  I was fascinated with new life being born.  I was blessed with four children and realized during the process that I had much to learn.  I proceeded through nursing school at Salt Lake Community College and Brigham Young University-Idaho and began the path of helping other women learn about their bodies, their needs during birth, and how to feel empowered with knowledge and understanding.  I love teaching women how to care for their bodies, their babies, and how to improve their lives.  I have spent the last 16 years in the hospital setting caring for laboring mothers and sick infants in the NICU.  I spent two years in the adult ICU setting further developing my skills.   At the University of Utah I studied midwifery and women’s health nurse practitioner specialties, earning my Doctoral degree. I feel that this course of study will allow me to better care for women with the most up-to-date information, empowering women to make the best choice for their life.

I was born in Nevada and raised around the United States…an “Army brat”.  I have three boys, one girl, two grandchildren and the most supportive husband ever.  I spend my limited free time quilting, gardening, camping and shopping.

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Brianna  Lastre CNM, WHNP

Brianna is our newest addition to the practice, helping to meet an increasing demand for women’s health care in the Utah and Salt Lake valleys. Brianna graduated with a doctorate in Women’s Health from the University of Utah in 2013. Brianna is originally from the Midwest and returned there to complete a short residency with Northore Obstetrics and Gynecology in Chicago, IL.

Since 2011 Brianna has been an active member of the Salt Lake Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner team and brings her expertise to provide sensitive care to all our population.

Brianna enjoys time with family, travel, the arts and cooking with her husband. She is excited to join us in providing excellent women’s health care.

Brianna is able to see patients for well woman care: annual exams, pregnancy, infertility, PCOS, and peri-menopause. Brianna also speaks conversational Spanish for any of our Spanish speaking population.

 

We are located at:
90 East 200 South
Pleasant Grove, Utah
84062

801-796-2229