Testimonials

NEEL SHAH, MD, MPP, FACOG

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF OBSTETRICS, HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL

“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. Our country sorely needs a new crop of successful midwifery practices and birth centers. I’m comforted to know that Ginger and Lesley are dedicating this next phase of their careers to making sure this happens.”

 

ELIZABETH WICKSTROM, MD, FACOG

MEDICAL DIRECTOR, MATERNAL FETAL SPECIALISTS

“Ginger has been my ideal model of professional midwifery for over 20 years.  We began our association when she opened the first nurse-midwife practice in greater Kansas City through the St. Luke’s Health System, a tertiary healthcare/ teaching health system in Kansas City.  I acted as Medical Director and my Maternal Fetal Medicine practice acted as collaborating physicians for this innovative and very successful program, for nine years.  It was Ginger’s wisdom and professional demeanor, tireless research into best practices and seasoned leadership that made the practice a success.  Along with directing the practice itself, she also developed a community funded partnership between the hospital and an alternative public school for pregnant and parenting teens, which was a determining factor in St. Luke’s Hospital being awarded the prestigious Malcolm Baldridge Quality Award, in 2003. Ginger and I have continued to work together on a variety of programs at the state, regional, national and international level, and she continues to be my “go to” for all questions related to midwifery, midwife- physician relations, and birth centers. She combines a unique mix of experience, warmth, intelligence, practicality and passion which she brings to every project to which she commits.”

 

 

“I am so grateful to Ginger and Joe for their time and expertise. They gave me detailed and honest guidance through a tricky contract. None of the feedback they gave me felt generic; it was all very much customized to my specific contract and situation. The turnaround time was super quick; a few hours but still so thorough. Even after the initial contract review, Ginger walked me through the next steps over the phone and over text. Especially for new grads; it’s worth the money to sign your name with confidence.”

– Sarah VB, Grow Midwives Client

“I finished up my contract negotiations yesterday (which were done in person thanks to Grow Midwives’ wisdom). I did not have high hopes because of how lengthy my concerns were. They had also insisted that I send some information ahead of time to keep the meeting within the timeframe. (Which I took as a bad sign). My husband said for me to not hold too tightly to this job as a possibility and to just be fair with myself. So, all that said. They made almost every change that I wanted. The areas which your business brought to light were all addressed at length and they made everything fair. She would not entirely remove the non-compete, but she reduced the term and the radius and removed the restrictions on my nursing license. We talked a lot about my priority for work/life balance and I felt well-prepared to understand and communicate what my needs and wants are. I also got to hear more of the “personality” of the practice and I felt really good about saying yes. Again, I’m so grateful for Grow Midwives’ help in navigating and understanding what is written in the contract and making sure to advocate for myself. I’m happy with my decision and I am reassured that my eyes weren’t the only ones on this contract.”

– Taylor, Grow Midwives Client

“As a new midwife, I recently utilized Ginger’s services to help me weigh out two offers while factoring in some pressing and challenging personal factors. Ginger was so immensely helpful in determining what specific questions I should be asking and in helping to build my confidence to ask these questions. She places her clients in an empowered position, lifting them up into the light of their own strengths and expertise (should they not already see them, and as a new midwife I can’t say I did entirely). Above all, what I found the most value in was Ginger’s calm confident energy that likewise enabled me the ability to view and move forward in my situation with a similar calm and confident energy. I would recommend her services without a moment’s hesitation and I would certainly utilize Grow Midwives again in the future.”

– Sara Elizabeth, Grow Midwives Client

“Ginger and Grow Midwives have been awesome in our process of structuring PRN roles for our Midwifery Service in Cleveland~we are thankful to have feedback from around the country to help us achieve equitable compensation that is consistent with our colleagues. Together, we strive for unity and respect.”

– Maureen Stein-Vavro, Grow Midwives Client

Testimonials

NEEL SHAH, MD, MPP, FACOG

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF OBSTETRICS, HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL

“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. Our country sorely needs a new crop of successful midwifery practices and birth centers. I’m comforted to know that Ginger and Lesley are dedicating this next phase of their careers to making sure this happens.”

 

ELIZABETH WICKSTROM, MD, FACOG

MEDICAL DIRECTOR, MATERNAL FETAL SPECIALISTS

“Ginger has been my ideal model of professional midwifery for over 20 years.  We began our association when she opened the first nurse-midwife practice in greater Kansas City through the St. Luke’s Health System, a tertiary healthcare/ teaching health system in Kansas City.  I acted as Medical Director and my Maternal Fetal Medicine practice acted as collaborating physicians for this innovative and very successful program, for nine years.  It was Ginger’s wisdom and professional demeanor, tireless research into best practices and seasoned leadership that made the practice a success.  Along with directing the practice itself, she also developed a community funded partnership between the hospital and an alternative public school for pregnant and parenting teens, which was a determining factor in St. Luke’s Hospital being awarded the prestigious Malcolm Baldridge Quality Award, in 2003. Ginger and I have continued to work together on a variety of programs at the state, regional, national and international level, and she continues to be my “go to” for all questions related to midwifery, midwife- physician relations, and birth centers. She combines a unique mix of experience, warmth, intelligence, practicality and passion which she brings to every project to which she commits.”

 

 

“I am so grateful to Ginger and Joe for their time and expertise. They gave me detailed and honest guidance through a tricky contract. None of the feedback they gave me felt generic; it was all very much customized to my specific contract and situation. The turnaround time was super quick; a few hours but still so thorough. Even after the initial contract review, Ginger walked me through the next steps over the phone and over text. Especially for new grads; it’s worth the money to sign your name with confidence.”

– Sarah VB, Grow Midwives Client

“As a new midwife, I recently utilized Ginger’s services to help me weigh out two offers while factoring in some pressing and challenging personal factors. Ginger was so immensely helpful in determining what specific questions I should be asking and in helping to build my confidence to ask these questions. She places her clients in an empowered position, lifting them up into the light of their own strengths and expertise (should they not already see them, and as a new midwife I can’t say I did entirely). Above all, what I found the most value in was Ginger’s calm confident energy that likewise enabled me the ability to view and move forward in my situation with a similar calm and confident energy. I would recommend her services without a moment’s hesitation and I would certainly utilize Grow Midwives again in the future.”

– Sara Elizabeth, Grow Midwives Client

“Ginger and Grow Midwives have been awesome in our process of structuring PRN roles for our Midwifery Service in Cleveland~we are thankful to have feedback from around the country to help us achieve equitable compensation that is consistent with our colleagues. Together, we strive for unity and respect.”

– Maureen Stein-Vavro, Grow Midwives Client

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