Marilyn Lowe, Certified Nurse Midwife

My nursing career started after graduating from Lincoln General School of Nursing in 1974. My first job was at the VA hospital in Lincoln. What I quickly learned was that med-surg was not my interest, but OB was. I went on to get a BSN from Union College in 1978 and started working in OB after that. I taught at Bryan School of Nursing labor/delivery, postpartum/newborn until 1984. I finished my MSN at UNMC and we moved to Omaha. I started teaching at Creighton School of Nursing in OB in 1984. In 1986 I was given an opportunity to become a Clinical Nurse Specialist in OB at Methodist Hospital. I continued in that job role until 1994 when Methodist Hospital sent me to school to become a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM).

I have been a nurse-midwife since 1996. I worked at Physicians Clinic Women’s Center since 1997 until this new venture. Over the years having worked labor/delivery, postpartum/newborn, and in a teaching role, I have felt I was only seeing a woman and her family in a limited capacity. What I love most about the role of CNM is that it combines all these areas. I now can see a woman for GYN care, go on to deliver her baby, and see her for her postpartum visits. I can have a greater impact on her and her family’s health care by the relationships that develop over time. I love teaching, and every day that’s a major portion of what I do: teach women about their health.

I have been married for 42 years to my husband Mitchell, I have two daughters and son-in-laws, and four grandchildren. I love to travel and read. I am very lucky to have one of the bests jobs there is, caring for women and their families.