Medical Services: Midwifery
Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM) are educated in two disciplines: midwifery and nursing. They earn graduate degrees, complete a midwifery education program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME), and pass a national certification examination administered by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) to receive the professional designation of CNM. The American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) is the professional association that represents certified nurse-midwives the United States.
Trinity midwives attend births in the hospital setting and do not have a home birth practice. We recognize pregnancy and birth as a natural process. We believe each birth is unique and offer a wide range of choices for each mother. These choices include a continuum from minimal intervention up to alternative options including an epidural. We encourage parents to participate in the labor decision process and are happy to discuss your ideal birth with you.
Trinity midwives work in consultation, collaboration and referral with the Trinity OBGYNs.
We believe YOU are the most important component of your healthcare journey. Whether you are :
- A teenager or menopausal
- Considering pregnancy, preventing pregnancy or pregnant
- In need of preventative services
- Or just have women's health concerns
We are YOUR Trinity Midwifery team.
The Midwives at Trinity:
Wendy Flansburg, CNM - Wendy received her Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) from Montana State University in 1992. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Montana State University in 1999. She received her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland with a certificate of nurse midwifery from Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing in Hyden, KY in 2003. She is certified through the AMCB. She was a labor and delivery nurse for 10 years and later provided midwifery care to patients in the Great Falls, Mt area. She has been at Trinity since 2004.
Shawn Brooking, CNM - Shawn received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from California State University San Bernardino in 1994. She received her certificate of nurse midwifery and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing in Hyden, Ky in 2005. She is certified through AMCB. She worked as a labor and delivery nurse for over 10 years in the Southern California area, including 4 years active duty Navy stationed at Camp Pendleton, Ca. She has been at Trinity since 2010.
Erica Riordan CNM: Erica received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Aurora University in 1999. She received her certificate of nurse midwifery and Master of Science (MSN) from Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing in Hyden, KY in 2011. She is certified through AMCB. She was a labor and delivery nurse for 10 years in the North Central Illinois area. She joined Trinity September 2011.
Trinity also has one CNM who provides Women's Health services:
Gloria Berg, CNM - is a certified nurse midwife, She has a master's degree in nursing (MSN) from Case Western University in Cleveland,OH, and nurse midwifery credentials from the Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing at Hyden, KY. She is certified through the American College of Nurse Midwives. Gloria has worked labor and delivery and has been providing care to women in Minot since 1982. Her care has come full circle as she is now caring for women she help deliver years ago.