Meet the team

Midwives

Adrienne Brown

CPM, LDEM

Adrienne Brown is a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) and a Licensed Direct-Entry Midwife (LDEM) who provides modern, comprehensive, and expert care for people as they create and grow their families. She grew up on a farm in rural central New York and witnessed natural birth and natural living from a young age. When Adrienne sought out a midwife in 1995 to have a home birth for the first of her three children, Caleb, she was shocked at how medicalized and politicized the business of birth was, and how marginalized and misunderstood the practice of midwifery had become.

And that’s when she became a birth advocate.

Adrienne got involved in the political work of supporting informed choices for families, and founded grassroots consumer-based birth advocacy groups. She went on to study women’s studies and sustainable leadership at Goddard College and Prescott College, and midwifery at Maternidad La Luz in El Paso, TX, and has attended hundreds of births all over the country – from the South, to the East, and now in the West. She has served people in rural and intercity areas and from the process of family planning all the way through postpartum care. Her focus is sharp, and her experience is broad.

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Jane Bowen

CNM, WHNP-BC

Jane is a licensed CNM (certified nurse midwife) and women’s health nurse practitioner. She has been a registered nurse with over six years of experience in ER, pediatrics, and ICU. She has worked in various capacities at Wasatch Midwifery since 2019. Jane is an avid cyclist and an Ironman triathlete. She has been married for 6 years and has two dogs. Jane and her partner welcomed their first child into the world with us here at WMW in 2020!

Staff

Adrianna Costello

Student Midwife / Birth Assistant Supervisor / Birth Assistant

Adrianna has worked alongside Adrienne Brown since 2011. She has been a certified childbirth educator teaching The Bradley® Method of Natural Childbirth since 1996. Her heart and soul resides in childbirth education, teaching parents how to navigate the USA’s broken maternity care system to get evidence-based, humane, compassionate birth care.

Kim Jewkes

Administrative Director

Kim is our car seat and cloth diapering expert. One of her two children was born with Adrienne as her midwife and Adriannna as her birth assistant!

Claire Pan

Administrative Assistant

Claire worked in childcare for 5 years before joining our team in 2020. Claire and her husband love to take their dogs on hiking and camping adventures and can also be found snowboarding and roller-skating in their free time. Claire is super excited to take her varied experience and learn new and wonderful ways to care for babies and families in our clinic.

Amber Sudgen

Medical Assistant/Birth Assistant

Amber is brilliant and hopes to pursue a career as a Physician’s Assistant. She is a Utah native who enjoys hiking, camping and off-roading with her dog and her son in southern Utah.

Misty Beesley

Birth Assistant/Student Midwife

Misty is on track to become a licensed midwife in 2021. She is a certified lactation specialist that has worked with WMW for two years. Her favorite parts about working at WMW are the high skill level and the close knit team.