A member of our Women’s Health team, Kerena Saltzgiver, MSN, CNM, is a certified nurse midwife who brings to her practice a passion for holistic care and education aimed at helping women make informed choices with respect for each individual’s personal beliefs. Her services include general obstetric and gynecological care, contraception counseling, and preventive healthcare services. A Minot High School graduate, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Minot State University in 2005 and began her nursing career, working as a registered nurse in Trinity Health’s OB/Labor & Delivery Unit for several years. Her leadership skills and commitment to women’s health issues led her to complete a Master of Science in Nursing with a focus on Nurse Midwifery through Frontier Nursing University, Hyden, KY. At the time, she was only the 12th Native American in the U.S. to achieve the CNM credential. As a mother, daughter, aunt, and sister, she has personally experienced and dedicated herself to providing personalized care that meets women’s unique healthcare needs throughout all life’s stages. Kerena is an active member of the American College of Nurse Midwives.
Midwifery is a health care profession in which providers offer care to childbearing women during their pregnancy, labor, birth, and during the postpartum period. Obstetrics is the surgical equivalent.
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Obstetrics is the surgical specialty dealing with the care of women and their children during pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period. Midwifery is the non-surgical equivalent. Gynecology is the medical practice dealing with the female reproductive system.