Nancy Decker-Miller, APRN, CNM, MSN - Oakdale ObGyn
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Nancy Decker-Miller, APRN, CNM, MSN

“I see myself as an advocate for women. I want to help women have the pregnancy and birth experience they desire. I feel honored to be invited to share in such a special journey in their lives.”

Special medical interests: adolescent health and pregnancy, health maintenance, weight management, and fitness.

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Nurse Midwife

Nancy Decker-Miller, APRN, CNM, MSN

“I see myself as an advocate for women. I want to help women have the pregnancy and birth experience they desire. I feel honored to be invited to share in such a special journey in their lives.”

Special medical interests: adolescent health and pregnancy, health maintenance, weight management, and fitness.

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About

I first learned what a midwife was when I was in nursing school; I loved the idea of helping women have their baby. My clinical instructor was a midwife and had such heartwarming stories. During my obstetrics rotation, I really fell in love with labor and delivery. Every birth I have been part of is such a miracle. I feel so privileged to be part of such an intimate, miraculous journey in a family’s life.

When I became pregnant with my first child a few years after nursing school, I chose a midwife for care. My midwife educated me throughout my pregnancy, always making sure I was taught about how my body would change, the baby’s stages of growth, and what to expect in labor. I felt well informed before making any decisions about my care and she was an advocate if I didn’t know. My midwife was by my bedside for 12 hours straight during labor and sat with me for 3.5 hours when I was pushing, reassuring me I was making progress and could push my baby out. I had been offered a cesarean section twice. My baby ended up being born “sunny side up” and I thank her to this day for being an advocate for me so I didn’t have a cesarean.

That is when I knew I had to go back to school to be a midwife and make an impact on pregnant women and their families. I love helping and advocating for women so they can have the pregnancy and birth THEY want to have. I enjoy teaching women about pregnancy and living a healthy lifestyle. I have a huge interest in fitness pre and post-pregnancy as well as adolescent pregnancy and healthcare. The most precious part of my job though, is being there when their baby is born, being the first to touch their baby, and introducing that little miracle to them! Families have no idea how emotional that still is for me (my eyes water writing this). Not many people can say they witness a miracle almost every day at work!

I come from a large family so family has always been very important to me. I love extending myself into others’ family as well. Thank you to all my patients that feel they can trust me to be part of the start or addition to their family. You make my job rewarding!

Education

  • Bachelors of Science: Nursing, Minnesota State University of Mankato, Mankato, Minn.
  • Masters of Science: Nurse Midwifery, University of Minnesota

Certification

  • American College of Nurse Midwives, American Midwifery Certification Board
Biography

I first learned what a midwife was when I was in nursing school; I loved the idea of helping women have their baby. My clinical instructor was a midwife and had such heartwarming stories. During my obstetrics rotation, I really fell in love with labor and delivery. Every birth I have been part of is such a miracle. I feel so privileged to be part of such an intimate, miraculous journey in a family’s life.

When I became pregnant with my first child a few years after nursing school, I chose a midwife for care. My midwife educated me throughout my pregnancy, always making sure I was taught about how my body would change, the baby’s stages of growth, and what to expect in labor. I felt well informed before making any decisions about my care and she was an advocate if I didn’t know. My midwife was by my bedside for 12 hours straight during labor and sat with me for 3.5 hours when I was pushing, reassuring me I was making progress and could push my baby out. I had been offered a cesarean section twice. My baby ended up being born “sunny side up” and I thank her to this day for being an advocate for me so I didn’t have a cesarean.

That is when I knew I had to go back to school to be a midwife and make an impact on pregnant women and their families. I love helping and advocating for women so they can have the pregnancy and birth THEY want to have. I enjoy teaching women about pregnancy and living a healthy lifestyle. I have a huge interest in fitness pre and post-pregnancy as well as adolescent pregnancy and healthcare. The most precious part of my job though, is being there when their baby is born, being the first to touch their baby, and introducing that little miracle to them! Families have no idea how emotional that still is for me (my eyes water writing this). Not many people can say they witness a miracle almost every day at work!

I come from a large family so family has always been very important to me. I love extending myself into others’ family as well. Thank you to all my patients that feel they can trust me to be part of the start or addition to their family. You make my job rewarding!

Education & Certification

Education

  • Bachelors of Science: Nursing, Minnesota State University of Mankato, Mankato, Minn.
  • Masters of Science: Nurse Midwifery, University of Minnesota

Certification

  • American College of Nurse Midwives, American Midwifery Certification Board
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