My personal journey started out with little to no information on midwives. A nurse-midwife in town graciously invited me to be a part of one of her client’s home birth experiences from prenatal visits to the birth and postpartum. It was at this very first birth that I fell in love with midwifery. I saw the caring, wise, loving attitude the nurse-midwife held and I saw the beauty of natural home birth. The connection between the mother and her child was not of this world. I wanted to be a part of that moment for other mothers and help them make decisions for themselves.
I continued to attend home births for a year and a half as an assistant/nurse and then I went back to school for my master’s degree of science in nursing with a specialty in midwifery. I graduated from Frontier Nursing University at the end of 2016 after being a part of more than 100 deliveries in hospital and home. My practicum was at Denver Health in Denver, Colorado and with a rural practice in Rock Springs, Wyoming.
I have also experienced a hospital and home birth. My oldest daughter was born vaginally in a breech position in Colorado, and my youngest daughter was born at home. Both experiences were very valuable in helping me to empathize with my clients.
I am very excited to not only be opening a home birth practice here in Casper and the surrounding areas but also to provide women’s health services and limited primary care from adolescence to menopause and beyond.
Amber Zimmer APRN, MSN, CNM, CLC
Casper College (Associates Degree of Science in Nursing) – 2010
University of Wyoming (Bachelor Degree of Science in Nursing) – 2012
Frontier Nursing University (Master of Science Degree of Nursing) – 2016
Experience and Training
Masters of Science Degree in Nursing/Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
Certified Nurse Midwife (American Certification Midwifery Board)
Certified Lactation Counselor (ALPP)
Trained in limited obstetrical ultrasound (NIFLA)
Member of American College of Nurse Midwives
Member of Nurse Practitioner of Women’s Health
Basic Support for Life Care Providers program (BLS)
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)