Every month, Southern Crescent Women’s Healthcare features some of our wonderful team members here on our blog. Meet SCWH Midwife Stacy Ulmer, MSN, CNM!
Stacy was born in South Florida and has lived in the southeast most of her life. She has been a part of Southern Crescent Women’s Healthcare’s Certified Nurse Midwife team since January 2015. Before she worked for SCWH, Stacy worked at an OB/GYN practice in Atlanta, Georgia. Stacy graduated from the University of Colorado in Denver with a post-masters certificate in Nurse-Midwifery in 2013 and was one of the top graduates in her class.
Before she began her career in midwifery services, Stacy attended Georgia Southern University, earning a Bachelors of Science in Biology. She found her passion in the medical profession and continued on to the Medical College of Georgia for a Masters in Nursing with a focus in Clinical Nurse Leadership. She graduated in 2009 Magna Cum Laude, as she did with her bachelors’ degree.
While she was in school, Stacy had many opportunities to travel abroad including East Africa, Southeast Asia, Central and South America, Europe, as well as a medical mission trip to Haiti. Her international travels helped her recognize that her passion was working with and for women. Fulfilling women’s healthcare needs and desires throughout their lifespan, primarily during pregnancy, is her main goal. Stacy believes it is important that women help make their own healthcare decisions with guidance from a health care provider.
She loves hiking, camping, yoga, reading, travel, spending time with her husband two daughters and dog, being outdoors and caring for and empowering women.
What many people don’t know about Stacy is that she played collegiate soccer and is a certified yoga instructor (focusing on prenatal yoga, does not currently teach).
Although all the births she has been a part of have been memorable, one that stands out for her is the first natural childbirth she assisted with as a midwifery student. Stacy remembers labor sitting with her throughout the entire process, helping her in and out of the tub, on the birthing ball, and while pushing. Stacy was in awe. Stacy hopes to be her sister’s labor support next month and catch her baby–that will be quite memorable as well!
Her favorite quote is: “Let the beauty you love be what you do; there are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.” -Rumi