MIDWIFE FELLOWS & VOLUNTEERS

Emily Levingston Luna, MSN, CNM, Nurse-Midwife Fellow

Emily was drawn to midwifery after her the birth of her first child. She felt that her care from nurse-midwives made a profound difference in her experience and wanted to be part of providing that service to other people. She began her journey by working as an RN in medical-surgical, pediatric and postpartum units and then making her way to labor and delivery. When her youngest child entered preschool she began to study nurse-midwifery at Frontier Nursing University, and graduated in October of 2018. Her interest in community birth led her to Holy Family, and she feels grateful to have found such a special place! Her other interests include hiking, creative writing, and dabbling in music. She lives in Las Cruces, New Mexico with her husband and three children.

 

BSN: New Mexico State University, 2009

MSN: Frontier Nursing University, 2018

 

Laura Laney, MSN, CNM, Nurse-Midwife Fellow

PLaura was drawn towards midwifery from a young age since her mother had home births for her three older siblings. She and her twin were born in the hospital, due to being considered higher risk, but still had the support and care of a midwife. After practicing for 10 years as an RN in the NICU, family practice primary care clinic and RN birth assistant role in a birth center, she graduated from Frontier Nursing University in December 2018. She first worked as a Certified Nurse-Midwife in a busy hospital-based practice in Kansas City, MO, however felt drawn to experience and practice the midwifery model of care where women are supported in physiologic out-of-hospital birth. She enjoys the relationships formed with clients and families through providing ongoing continuity of care. She is very grateful for this season of living and working at Holy Family, and has enjoyed the many relationships formed during this time, with clients and partner midwives alike. Her other interests include reading, traveling, concerts and spending time in the outdoors with family and friends. She considers home Kansas City, Missouri where she resides with her bengal/manx cat, Selma.

 

BSN: William Jewell College, 2008

MSN: Frontier Nursing University, 2018

 

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