Scaling Up and Sustaining Midwifery

Scaling Up and Sustaining Midwifery

About Us

Grow Midwives works on building relationships and educating physicians, hospitals, and midwives about best practices in collaborative care experiences. A variety of care models, in a variety of settings, can be implemented with our expert assistance.

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Our Services

We scale up and sustain Midwifery in the US through our four product lines: one-on-one assistance with midwives, practice development, birth facility settings, and advocacy work. Have your voice heard and grow your practice with Grow Midwives.

Our Thoughts

Grow Midwives focuses on coordinating stakeholders from every level of the medical community to create change through advocacy and awareness. That’s why we’ve created resources for your use. 

About Us

Grow Midwives works on building relationships and educating physicians, hospitals, and midwives about best practices in collaborative care experiences. A variety of care models, in a variety of settings, can be implemented with our expert assistance.

Grow Midwives Arden zoom

Our Services

We scale up and sustain Midwifery in the US through our four product lines: one-on-one assistance with midwives, practice development, birth facility settings, and advocacy work. Have your voice heard and grow your practice with Grow Midwives.

Our Thoughts

Grow Midwives focuses on coordinating stakeholders from every level of the medical community to create change through advocacy and awareness. That’s why we’ve created resources for your use. 

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Understanding and Creating Midwifery Fee Schedules

Understanding and Creating Midwifery Fee Schedules

Understanding and Creating Midwifery Fee Schedules One of the biggest questions that I get asked is “How do I set my fee schedule?” The simplest way to set a fee schedule is to use a percentage of what Medicare allows. For example, a family practice clinic may charge...

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From Nose to Tail: Common Coverage Issues For Midwives

From Nose to Tail: Common Coverage Issues For Midwives

From Nose to Tail: Common Coverage Issues For Midwives Midwives often find themselves unaware of the need for tail coverage when leaving a position. Either they were unaware of the type of policy insured under, had not planned for paying their own tail, or unaware of...

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Proforma for Midwife Start Ups

Proforma for Midwife Start Ups

Proforma for Midwife Start Ups Readiness & Financial Implications in Starting a Business | June 2021 Grow Midwives Custom Finance Modeling Tool for Opening Your Own Private Practice Grow Midwives has helped new Midwifery businesses with financial modeling for...

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Meet Grow Midwives

Ginger Breedlove

PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN

Founder and Principal Consultant

Lesley Rathburn

MSN, CNM, FNP, FACNM

Partner and Senior Consultant

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Arden Schwenker

CPCO

Senior Consultant

K Michelle Doyle

K. Michelle Doyle

MSN, CNM, BCST

Senior Consultant

Joseph Booth

JD, Mdiv., FAAML

In-House Counsel

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“There are few leaders in the American maternal health system that I respect and admire more than Ginger and Lesley. They have improved the wellbeing of countless moms and babies, not only through their own clinical practices, but through building professional bridges and laying the foundation for how midwives and physicians, birth centers and hospitals, can and should work together.”

- NEEL SHAH, MD, MPP, FACOG

“Ginger has been my ideal model of professional midwifery for over 20 years...  It was Ginger’s wisdom and professional demeanor, tireless research into best practices and seasoned leadership that made the practice a success...  She combines a unique mix of experience, warmth, intelligence, practicality and passion which she brings to every project to which she commits.”

ELIZABETH WICKSTROM, MD, FACOG

 

"As a new graduate CNM working with a hospital who has never had a midwife before I had no clue where to start the negotiating process. Grow Midwives was able to break the contract down and explain what it was saying. They provided me with suggestions on what to ask for in the original contract review.  When I met with Ginger for 1:1 coaching she was able to talk me through the things I wanted and how to ask for them.  With their help I was able to negotiate $50,000 in student loan repayment, a $35,000 increase in salary, non-compete clause from 3 years to 1 year, and an increase in sign on bonus that is forgiven after 2 years.  Even after the 1:1 coaching and contract review Ginger has answered any questions I have had with no extra charge. Had I not worked with them I would have been miserable in that first contract and may have even left midwifery all together because of it.  If you are questioning your contract or whether it is worth the money to meet with them don’t question anymore. It has been totally worth it!"

-CG, November 2021

 

Consulting with Ginger has been a blessing.  At the time that I heard about Grow Midwives, I was being promoted to Director of Midwifery Service at my practice. As young Midwife, it was important to me that I equip myself with the tools and the mentorship to shape myself as a leader who could make our service thrive. After my first meeting with Ginger, I felt motivated, empowered, and informed about the next steps I needed to make in order to emerge as a leader in my department while expanding the reach of our service!  Truly looking forward to future meetings with Ginger soon.

-Jodi Watson, CNM

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Ready for some REAL conversation?No power point presentations!Time to develop relationships and gain valuable resources!We have room for a few Midwives that lead hospital or birth center practices!!I met Dr. Neel Shah at the last ACNM annual meeting I served as President in 2016. It was an honor to invite him as a keynote speaker, and have ACOG leadership in the audience to hear this young OB/GYN speak about reducing c-sections as well as the role Midwives play in improving outcomes of care. Dr. John Jennings, ACOG Past President was in the audience that day too. It was their meeting over dinner that we created the vision of March for Moms, AND I realized their mutual belief -- to build partnerships and pathways that advance midwifery in the US.The Midwifery Round Table is a once in a career opportunity! The six month series from 6-7:30 pm/cst on the third Thursdays from January - June will bring both nationally recognized leaders onboard as a co-host to talk about challenges and pathways to scale up midwifery. I could not be more honored for their time and dedication to join us.Service Director Applications due Nov 30th! 100% of a small fee of $150 will go to providing student intern scholarships for this Round Table event.Help us get the right midwives to this important experience - New or Established, Seasoned or Starting Midwife Practice Directors!!form.jotform.com/213063140927146 ... See MoreSee Less
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