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Kirsten M. Garner, BS, MSN, CNM, ARNP

Certified Nurse Midwife

Midwifery

Accepting New Patients

About

Professional Statement

For the vast majority of women, pregnancy and childbirth are normal life events, and should be treated and respected as such. While most pregnancies and labors are uncomplicated, nurse midwives work collaboratively with obstetricians, perinatologists, pediatricians, family practice providers, and neonatologists to provide comprehensive and individualized care to those families where pregnancy or labor becomes more complicated. I strive to provide compassionate, evidence-based, and family centered care throughout pregnancy. I want to teach women about their bodies and their babies growing inside! I believe that birth matters, and how we treat and talk to women during their pregnancies helps set the tone for how they will transition into parenthood. By educating and respecting women and families, and including them as an important part of their medical decisions, they become empowered and confident. I want women to feel as though they have been informed and that they are supported and respected in the choices they make.

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Accepts 43 Insurance Plans

Please contact the practice directly to confirm your health plan is accepted
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna PPO
  • Amerigroup Amerivantage Dual Coordination
  • Amerigroup Amerivantage HMO
  • Amerigroup Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • Beacon Health Options PPO (Behavioral Health)
  • CHPW Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • CHPW Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Cigna PPO
  • Coordinated Care Ambetter HMO
  • Coordinated Care Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • Coventry/First Health PPO
  • First Choice PPO
  • HealthSmart (Interplan) PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • Humana PPO
  • Kaiser (Contract Limitations)
  • Medicaid of Washington
  • Medicare
  • Molina Exchange HMO
  • Molina Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • Molina Medicare Advantage
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Optum
  • PacMed USFHP
  • Premera Heritage
  • Premera Heritage Signature
  • Premera Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Providence Health Plan Medicare Advantage
  • Regence MedAdvantage PPO
  • Regence PPO
  • TRICARE
  • Triwest VAPC3/Choice Card
  • United Behavioral Health Medicaid
  • United Behavioral Health Medicare Advantage
  • United Behavioral Health PPO
  • United HealthCare HMO
  • United HealthCare Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • United HealthCare Medicare Advantage
  • United HealthCare PPO
  • Workers' Compensation (L&I)
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Education

University of Washington
Nursing, 2000
Vanderbilt University
Nursing, 2004

Board Certifications

American Midwifery Certification Board
Certified Nurse Midwife

Clinical Interests

  • Antepartum And Postpartum Care
  • Birth Control
  • Breast Examination
  • Intrauterine Device
  • Lactation Support
  • Nexplanon
  • Pap Smear
  • Postpartum Care
  • Pregnancy
  • Prenatal Care
  • Reproductive Health / Contraception
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Vaginal Birth After Caesarean Section
  • Vaginitis
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Personal Interests

Outside of work, I am happiest when I am with my family. My family is, by far, my best accomplishment. When I am not working or spending time building pillow forts, I am an avid runner and aspiring gardener.  I love to run marathons and I love to cook (more importantly – eat!).  My husband, son, and I are proud Seattle Sounders FC season ticket holders and I look forward to giving my full 90!  We want to show our son as much of the world as possible, and travel as often as our schedules allow.
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Languages

  • English

Practice Locations

Kirsten M. Garner practices at one location

Affiliated Facilities
  • Swedish Cherry Hill
  • Swedish First Hill
Medical Groups
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