Julianne Guy is a Colorado Registered Midwife (RM), and a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM). She received her midwifery training while apprenticing with homebirth midwives in Colorado, Washington State and Guatemala, and from a nationally accredited, 3-year academic program at the Seattle Midwifery School. She is certified in Neonatal Resuscitation, and Infant, Child & Adult CPR. She is also trained as a Doula, or a labor support person, and holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health/Health Education from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
As of December 2016, Julianne has attended over 900 births during her 17 years of practice and 6 years of training. Her training has included 1,000+ hours of client care in addition to a variety of practical, hands-on experiences. While a student, she worked with home, birth center and hospital-based midwives in Washington and Colorado; in an Amish Birth Center, with an Osteopathic OB; and in both Guatemala and the Philippines with home and hospital-based midwives.
Prior to becoming a midwife, Julianne was the Assistant Director of Maternal and Child Health Programs for Project HOPE (an international health organization), where she helped train traditional midwives and community health workers around the world, with the goal of improving access to basic health services for mothers and children. As a Health Educator for Save the Children Foundation, Julianne worked in economically-challenged areas of the U.S., helping link teen mothers with community ‘grandmothers’ to promote healthy role models and parenting skills.
Julianne’s interest in midwifery began as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala in the 1980’s, where she worked with women and children to improve health and nutrition through home gardening and education. Julianne lives in Carbondale with her family and provides midwifery services to communities in the Roaring Fork, Vail, North Fork and Grand valleys.