In preparation for serving as an Idaho Falls midwife, Susan received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at the University of Vercruz in Mexico. She worked there for five years as a labor and delivery nurse. In 1995, Susan returned to the U.S. to assist with physical exams for the Migrant Head Start, Children’s Program for a Utah Farm Worker’s Health, and served as the prenatal case manager for Clinica de Buena Salud. Additionally, she worked as a childbirth educator at the University of Utah Hospital.
Susan continued her education and graduated from the University of Utah, receiving her Masters Degree in Nurse Midwifery in 2004 and is a member of the American College of Nurse Midwives.
Susan provides delivery services at Mountain View and EIRMC hospitals. Her abilities extend between deliveries; by providing a comprehensive prenatal delivery and post-partum care to women, including evaluation, assessment, treatment and referrals to specialists, if required.
Susan strives to better advocate women’s health by empowering them through education and prenatal care while enabling patients to take a more dynamic role in making decisions about their health care. The patients’ family is encouraged to more actively involve themselves in the birth of the child.
Susan pays special attention to educating women on understanding the growth and development of their baby, appropriate nutrition during pregnancy, proper breast feeding techniques and the expectations of the labor experience. The safety and comfort of the patient and her baby is a crucial of the care plan. Y se habla español.