Lauren Ulrich is a Certified Nurse-Midwife in St. Louis, MO. She received her MSN in Nurse-Midwifery in 2010 from Frontier Nursing University, and has been a Registered Nurse since 2004.
Lauren has been passionate about childbirth and working with childbearing families since early childhood. She started her education on a pre-med track to become an obstetrician, but realized she wanted to become a nurse-midwife instead. She worked as a patient care tech on a medical-surgical unit while completing an accelerated baccalaureate nursing program with a focus in maternal-newborn nursing. She was hired as a staff nurse on a high-risk Labor/Delivery Unit, where she worked for several years while she pursued doula training to enhance her labor support skills, started a private doula practice, and began teaching childbirth and infant care classes before enrolling in Frontier Nursing University's nurse-midwifery program.
Lauren is passionate about the midwifery model of care provided in home and birth center settings. She completed her midwifery training at Colorado’s only free-standing birth center in 2010 where she was trained to attend waterbirth, and manage out of hospital emergencies. After graduating, Lauren began meeting with two organizations to start the first birth center in St. Louis. She was one of the first CNMs on staff.
Lauren has been adjunct faculty for St. Louis University, Maryville University, and Chamberlain's schools of nursing where she taught junior and senior level student nurses maternal-newborn nursing in clinical settings as well as in the schools' high-fidelity simulation centers. She's a nurse educator for Women's & Infants' at Barnes-Jewish Hospital where she teaches Basic Life Support and Neonatal Resuscitation. She loves being an educator and teaching in clinical settings as well as running emergency skills drills, and she is excited to be a preceptor for student nurse-midwives and share home birth midwifery skills with them.
Lauren's philosophy of birth is to honor that pregnancy and birth are normal while serving as the guardian of wellness and safety throughout the process. Her strengths are her quick wit, sense of humor, transparency, and ability to connect with others.
Dr. Brian Gosser is an OB/GYN who specializes in NFP, Creighton Model Fertility Care, and NaPro Technology through the teachings of Humanae Vitae in St. Louis, MO.
Dr. Gosser works diligently to partner with women to empower them to have more options in childbirth. He is widely known and referred to for his services to patients desiring VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean), and is the only OB/GYN in the St. Louis area currently collaborating with home birth midwives. Dr. Gosser graduated from Saint Louis University School of Medicine in 1998 and completed his Residency at St. John's Mercy, St. Louis (now Mercy St. Louis). He has a beautiful family of eight children and a lovely wife. His hobbies include walking his St. Bernard, "Clare," and home brewery.
We feel extremely blessed to be working alongside such a fabulous physician!
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