Midwifery: Local labor coaches are a compassionate crew

March 8, 2023
Jayme Applebee, RN certified midwife, at the birth center of St. Catherine Hospital, Garden City, KS.

The birth of your baby is one of the most significant events in your life and choosing the right place to begin this special journey is one of the most important decisions you and your family will make. For some birth plans, that includes a midwife.   

Certified nurse midwives (CNM) offer both pregnancy care as well as annual and preventive women’s care. Pregnancy care from a CNM is an excellent option for women and families who are seeking a midwife who can coach and counsel them through their labor and delivery experience and can continue that care past delivery.  

Our team of advanced trained CNMs, along with our caring and compassionate team of obstetricians, pediatricians, and family medicine providers, work together to provide you with the most joyous and healthy pregnancy. When you choose a midwife, you get compassionate, comprehensive care with a personal touch. 

Midwife services include  

  • Well woman visits  

  • Prenatal, childbirth, and postpartum care  

  • Gynecology consultation and services  

  • Family planning  

  • Fertility consultation and services  

  • Cesarean section first assists  

Meet our midwifery team 

Nora and Jayme are thrilled to provide midwifery services throughout southwest Kansas. These CNMs are available to see patients at:  


Nora Elizalde, DNP, CNM, WHNP-C

To make an appointment, please call 620-356-1261.


Jayme Applebee, CNM

To make an appointment, please call 620-275-9752.