Meet the Midwives

Hillary Kieser

Hillary Kieser

CNM, APN

Hillary started Gentle Birth Care in February of 2009 and carries over 30 years of birth experience.

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Sarah Bier

Sarah Bier

CNM (Certified Nurse Midwife)

Sarah became a doula and childbirth educator and was graduated from University of Illinois at Chicago's nurse-midwifery program in 2017.

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Lauren Schultz

Lauren Schultz

CNM

Lauren was certified as a nurse midwife in 2018 and has over 10 years of birth experience in varying roles. She is passionate about caring for women throughout the life-cycle in a way that is empowering, supportive, and evidenced-based.

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Kylea Laina Liese

Kylea Laina Liese

PhD, CNM

I joined GBC during the pandemic of 2020 and fell in love with home birth. As Hillary likes to say, “It’s just so much fun.” I still work as a medical anthropologist, conducting global maternal health research and teaching graduate students.

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