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


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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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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  • English

Practice Locations

Kirsten M. Garner practices at one location

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