New Gundersen Tomah midwife accepting patients
Gundersen Tomah Clinic's newest and experienced midwife, Emily Rodriguez, CNM, is accepting Obstetrics and Gynecology patients.
Rodriguez provides pregnancy care to women in the greater Tomah area, from prenatal appointments to delivery (including water birth) and postpartum; along with general well woman exams and physicals. She delivers babies at Tomah Memorial Hospital.
"I love the water birth program in Tomah, it has a long history and the women of the area love this service. I had my second child this summer and she was a water birth, so I'm even more excited to offer this option to women, as long as they meet the requirements to ensure a safe delivery."
From Norwalk, she's been living, studying and practicing in the Milwaukee area for a decade.
"I grew up in the area and had Gundersen providers my whole life until I left the area for college. I was able to return to Tomah this past year for my final clinical and loved the people I worked with. There is a great team in Tomah and it feels like a big family."
As a nurse midwife, Rodriguez is naturally concerned for women's health, comfort and safety.
"There are so many options for both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic pain management during labor and I love providing women with options to meet their needs," Rodriguez says. "I'm also interested in health maintenance and the role of diet and exercise in maintaining good health."
When not caring for her patients, Rodriguez, together with husband, Paul, is busy chasing after her toddler son, Michael, and new baby girl, Sofia.
"I've had to put my hobbies on hold through work and school. But I'm looking forward to getting back into things once I'm settled," she adds. "I love reading, hiking/camping and cooking."
Rodriguez joins Lyn Wedyke, CNM; and Robert Holness, MD; Christine Jacobsen, MD; Jill McMullen, MD; and Veronica Minier, MD, in Tomah. To schedule appointment, call (608) 372-4111.