Bonnie Bernstein has been a certified nurse-midwife since 1989. She enjoys providing sensitive, personal healthcare for women during pregnancy, birth and afterward. She encourages patients to be active in decisions about their care.
Bernstein earned her bachelor’s degree from Cal State San Jose and her master’s from Columbia University. She is married, and her children and grandchildren help her understand the special needs of young mothers and families, she says.
Mary Bolles practices midwifery because she believes it recognizes the power of women. "Giving birth transforms families’ lives. My role is one of facilitator, educator and guide for each woman’s unique birth process, celebrating each birth with a personal, nurturing touch."
Practicing as a certified nurse-midwife since 2002, Bolles earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Washington, and lives with her family on Whidbey Island.
Michelle Grandy sees midwifery as a holistic healthcare approach for women. "Midwifery means 'with woman,'" she said. "It is a great privilege to be with women and families as they experience pregnancy and become a family."
Grandy, a certified nurse-midwife since 1996, earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing at Seattle Pacific University in 1988 and her master’s degree at the UW. She is married and has a daughter.
Sachiko Oshio loves to help women become mothers, couples become families and families grow together. Her clinical interests include infertility, breastfeeding, and mother-infant relationship development. She also speaks fluent Japanese.
Oshio became a certified nurse-midwife in 1994. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing at St. Luke's College of Nursing in Tokyo in 1977 and a master's degree at Boston University in 1981. She completed her doctorate at the University of Washington in 1992. Her post-master's certificate in nurse-midwifery is from Oregon Health Sciences University.
Cindy Rogers became a certified nurse-midwife to provide health-care to women in a comfortable, supportive way. She believes that offering information and listening are important in guiding patients through pregnancy and birth.
Rogers has delivered babies since 1988, often teaching patients’ families and friends to help the mother-to-be prepare for parenthood. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Washington University, and a master’s degree from Case Western Reserve University.