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About Mountain Midwifery Center

Named Family Favorite by Colorado Parent magazine 2017 and 2018

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Mountain Midwifery Center is the oldest birth center in Colorado and still run by original staff members. We are independent – run and supervised by midwives. Independence allows us to design and implement real quality improvement projects. We are also more affordable. For similar services, our facility fees are only approximately one-quarter of the cost of basic maternity care in a hospital setting. Our care is nationally recognized by the CDC and the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM).

Our administrative staff is a real asset to our center. Our front office and billing staff are very knowledgeable about your care here at MMC, and can even answer basic clinical questions for you.

We are doula friendly. We have doulas on staff for busy days and we are happy to work with doulas

On this page, you can meet our midwives, nurses and the rest of our team. To see what our facility looks like and our team in action, please visit our gallery.

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Tracy Ryan, CNM, MS, IBCLC – Clinical Director

Tracy Ryan, CNM, MS, IBCLC – Clinical Director

Tracy has been a midwife for 15 years and has been lucky enough to have worn all the midwifery hats. Tracy started her career as Colorado’s only CNM attending births at home. She then morphed her home birth practice into Mountain Midwifery Center, as it’s founding midwife. Tracy has also practiced at both Denver Health … Read More »

Jenn Whalen, CNM, ND – Clinic and Birth Center Midwife

Jenn Whalen, CNM, ND – Clinic and Birth Center Midwife

I am thrilled to announce my new position with Mountain Midwifery Birth Center. And, I have now joined the clinical team as an on-call birth center midwife as well. Supporting the development of healthier individuals and families through an educational and philosophical partnership with women has been my calling for many years. And I love … Read More »

Sophie Lowenstein, CNM, MSN – Clinic and Birth Center Midwife

Sophie Lowenstein, CNM, MSN – Clinic and Birth Center Midwife

Hello! My name is Sophie Lowenstein and I’m excited and honored to be part of your team at Mountain Midwifery. Pregnancy, birth, and reproductive health have been fascinations of mine since I was old enough to care. My path to midwifery has been a winding one but after all of it I’ve come away with … Read More »

Ellen Grisinger, CNM, MSN – Clinic and Birth Center Midwife

Ellen Grisinger, CNM, MSN – Clinic and Birth Center Midwife

Hello! I am excited to be part of the amazing team here at Mountain Midwifery. I have been practicing midwifery for 2 years in the out of hospital/birth center setting. I strongly believe in families being able to choose the right setting for their birth and I love supporting them during this process as well … Read More »

SJ Struckmeyer, CNM, WHNP – Clinic and Birth Center Midwife

SJ Struckmeyer, CNM, WHNP – Clinic and Birth Center Midwife

Blessings MMC clients and families! Mountain Midwifery has been a sacred part of my professional life for many years. I began working as a RN here in January 2012 and this epic birth center was instantly engraved in my heart. Thus, I went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude from Georgetown University’s Nurse-Midwifery and Women’s … Read More »

Alana Andersen, RN – Clinic and Birth Center Nurse

Alana Andersen, RN – Clinic and Birth Center Nurse

Hello! My name is Alana and I am thrilled and honored to be a member of the Mountain Midwifery Family as a Clinic and Birth Center Nurse. I am grateful for the opportunity to be part of families’ intimate and powerful moments as they transition into parenthood. It has always been my dream that my … Read More »

Eileen Heckman, RN – Clinic and Birth Center Nurse

Eileen Heckman, RN – Clinic and Birth Center Nurse

Hi MMC families! My name is Eileen Heckman and I’m so honored to be a part of the MMC team. I first found the birth center when I was pregnant with my first child and researching out of hospital birth. Over the course of 6 years I had 4 wonderful and empowering births at MMC. … Read More »

Jessica Justice, RN, IBCLC – Clinic and Birth Center Nurse

Jessica Justice, RN, IBCLC – Clinic and Birth Center Nurse

Hi. I’m so excited to serve the vibrant MMC community. It’s great to be serving your families as a birth nurse, lactation consultant, and group facilitator. I’ve been serving childbearing women and their families for over 15 years. I began in Pennsylvania as a massage therapist and doula, then apprenticed with a home birth midwife … Read More »

Joel Ryan, MS – CEO

Joel Ryan, MS – CEO

Hi. I’m Joel, the birth center guy. Opening a birth center became a dream for me over the course of the birth of my five sons. The first two were born in the early 90s in hospitals that provided little to no staff to support natural birth. Our last 3 were born at home. First in Ohio … Read More »