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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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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Fair Market Value in Midwifery Employment Arrangements

Fair Market Value in Midwifery Employment Arrangements

Fair Market Value | March 11, 2021  An informative conversation with #GrowMidwives team Joe and Ginger as they discuss fair market value concepts and current scenarios. After a comprehensive legal overview, highlights include what (if any) implications around FMV...

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RVUs a Primer for Midwives

RVUs a Primer for Midwives

RVUs and Midwifery - Really? Yes, many Midwives work under specific contract clauses for a base salary, incentive bonus and/or annual performance metrics. Do RVUs bring value to the midwife? Yes, monetarily they can, and also, RVUs can bring many challenges, hardships...

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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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A YouTube video to accompany the MA Health Policy Commission findings on Certified Nurse-Midwives care and contributions to improving maternity outcomes in the state.👉Check it out. youtu.be/MjZB6F3b3_4Sharing the slide deck pushed out earlier last week again. www.mass.gov/doc/certified-nurse-midwives-and-maternity-care-in-massachusetts-chartpack-1/download#growmidwives 👏👏 ... See MoreSee Less
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Out of state drive to facilitate a midwifery practice retreat this weekend cancelled due to Covid and -- a bit of a blizzard in the Midwest.Stay safe this weekend as cold weather crosses the country.#growmidwives ... See MoreSee Less
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From Midwives around the US✨Thanking Joseph Booth.Stopping to reflect on the completion of only the second week of 2022. And, thanking my biggest supporter and co-champion for midwifery over many years Joseph Booth.Our growing clientele spans large organizations wanting to scale up midwifery, new and emerging midwifery education programs, entities looking for data on finances and compliance in midwifery-led practice, and helping many midwives each week seeking guidance or resources.*Joe is always there for whatever is needed* Including writing the most recent white paper on Fair Market Value Salary caps inappropriately infringing on midwives, assisting with functionality of the Proforma for Midwifery Start Ups, and the most current legal research on Vicarious Liablity. All accessible on the website www.growmidwives.comAs we begin to navigate an expanding landscape of services, I am learning more about formal business partnerships, professional insurance for businesses, tracking our work and staying meaningfully engaged in current social media conversations.All to say, we are #growing and here for you to #growwithus!Stay tuned for a major announcement this spring. ... See MoreSee Less
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