Gina Cardona, CNM, MSN - Nurse-Midwife, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Portland, OR

Gina Cardona, CNM, MSN


Nurse-Midwife

Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Spanish

Provider Bio

Gina Cardona, CNM, MSN, is a certified nurse-midwife at the Women's Healthcare Associates Midwifery Birth Center in Portland, Oregon.

From the Provider

"After experiencing labor and birth outside of the hospital setting, I feel that my level of empathy for women in labor grew. After that experience, I was able to connect and really validate how hard labor is and how much uncertainty there is in the process. I also learned to appreciate how important one's surrounding and environment is while birthing and how a birth center truly supports and helps facilitate normal physiologic birth."

About the Provider

Gina’s first experience with birth was as an Americorp volunteer nurse working at a birth center on the Texas-Mexico border. Caring for moms and babies, supporting water births and doing postpartum home visits, her love of midwifery began and she returned to school to become a certified nurse-midwife. Since then, Gina has mostly supported Spanish-speaking women in out-of-hospital settings at birth centers around the country. She is passionate about providing family-centered, quality health care to women during motherhood and particularly enjoys caring for women and families through multiple pregnancies and births. Her expertise in normal physiologic birth and her interests have led her to midwifery conferences in Mexico and Central America, where she’s been able to shadow and learn from home birth midwives in these countries.

Originally from the Midwest, Gina has one young son and enjoys going to the beach and finding lakes and rivers to go swimming. She also enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Certifications

  • American Midwifery Certification Board, Certified Nurse-Midwife, 2008

Education

  • Graduate Degree:

    Master of Science, Nurse Midwifery, University of Colorado-Denver, 2008

  • Undergraduate Degree:

    Bachelor of Science, Nursing, Spanish, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004

  • Continuing Education:

    Certificate of Completion, Surgical First Assisting at Cesarean Delivery, Thomas Jefferson University, 2020

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