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Certified Nurse Midwives

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The University of Illinois Certified Nurse Midwives Heading link

We Are….

  • Passionate about providing quality healthcare to women across the lifespan
  • Working to empower women to make healthy life choices for their families and themselves
  • A practice that values collegial relationships, fosters personal and professional growth, while nurturing both individual and community spirit
  • Able to maintain productive professional lives while still enjoying a balance with our personal lives

The UI Health Nurse Midwives play a vital role in promoting health equity and inclusive healthcare to individuals from diverse backgrounds. We integrate respectful and culturally sensitive practices to all birthing persons.

The UI Health Nurse Midwives believe that every person, including women and gender-diverse individuals, have the right to quality, accessible, and compassionate care. We empower patients to make informed decisions by providing comprehensive information and respecting personal autonomy and preferences. We are committed to reproductive justice in obstetrics and gynecology. We promote a trusting partnership with patients centered on patient and family culture and values.

The UI Health Nurse Midwives tailor our healthcare to meet the unique needs and preferences of all individuals. We use an integrated approach to provide care for all patients throughout the lifespan – from first gynecologic visits, through childbearing and past menopause. As part of a teaching medical center, we work with specialists to meet all healthcare goals. Our aim is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment that promotes trust and facilitates healing.

Midwives – Danielle Kraessig,Nicole Camardo, Johnna Reggi, Julie Leung,Maureen McNamee, Chenyi Zheng, Melissa House, Yaneli Estrada, Kim Tisch, Tracy Abraham, Amber Rideout, Erin Farah, Katie Walker, Caitlin Couture, Karie Stewart, Chelsia Love, Nicole Apel, Hayfaa Aldasoqi,Kathleen Harmon ,Crystal Stamps

Credentials Heading link

The Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM) of the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System are privileged by the University of Illinois Medical Staff as Staff Associates.

Certified Nurse-Midwives provide service in a health care system that has available consultation and assistance from board certified or board eligible obstetrician/gynecologist physicians.  This is consistent with the Joint Statement of Practice adopted by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Credentials of a Certified Nurse-Midwife at the UICMC include:

  • License:  Licensed as an Advanced Practice Nurse in the state of Illinois.
  • Education:
    a.) Successful completion of a program in Nurse-Midwifery accredited by the ACNMb.) Holds a master’s degree from an accredited university.
  • Certification:  Certified by the ACNM Certification Council, Inc.
  • Eligibility for faculty status.

Service Sites Heading link

We have eight service sites in the Chicagoland area.

Mile Square (MSHC) Heading link

CNMS Erin Farah, Chelsia Love, Amber Rideout, Crystal Stamps

1220 S. Wood St, Chicago, Illinois 60609

Mile Square Back of the Yards Heading link

CNMs Caitlin Couture, Katie Walker

4630 South Bishop Street, Chicago, Illinois 60609

Center for Women's Health Heading link

CNMs Nicole Camardo, Kathleen Harmon, Danielle Krassing, Julie Leung, Maureen McNamee

1801 W. Taylor, Outpatient Care Center 4C, Chicago, Illinois 60612

Mile Square Cicero Heading link

CNM Tracy Abraham

Hawthorne Works Shopping Center 4745-51 West Cermak Road, Cicero, Illinois 60804

University Village Heading link

CNMs Katherine Erbe, Johnna Reggi, Chenyi Zheng

722 West Maxwell St, Suite 224, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Mile Square Englewood Heading link

CNMs Kimberly Jezek-Tisch, Amber Rideout

641 West 63rd Street, Chicago, Illinois 60621

Mile Square South Shore Heading link

CNMs Chelsia Love, Amber Rideout

7037 S. Stony Island Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60649

Auburn Gresham Heading link

CNMs Karie Stewart, Crystal Stamps

839 W. 79th St., Chicago, Illinois 60620