S. Laurie Hansen, CNM

My Philosophy of Care


I affirm the power and strength of women and the importance of their health in the well-being of families and communities. I believe that all women are equal, and have certain inalienable rights, including those rights of unborn babies.



I believe the best model of health care for a woman:


Promotes a continuous and compassionate partnership

Acknowledges a person's life experiences and knowledge

Includes individualized methods of care and healing guided by the best evidence available

Involves therapeutic use of human presence and skillful communication

Includes self-determination and active participation in health care decisions

Includes involvement of a woman's designated family members, to the extent desired, in all health care experience.



I honor the normalcy of women's lifecycle events. I believe in:


Watchful waiting and non-intervention in the normal "obstetrical" processes

Appropriate use of interventions and technology for current or potential health problems

Consultation, collaboration and referral with my collaborating "obstetrician" or physician(s) at Valley View Medical Center as needed to provide optimal health care


Finally, I value formal education, lifelong individual learning, and the development and application of research to guide ethical and competent midwifery practice. These beliefs and values improve the health of women and their families.


I affirm that the care I provide incorporates these qualities and that health care of women are well-served through my care.



S.Laurie Hansen, C.N.M.

S. Laurie Hansen, CNM

Certified Nurse Midwife for

Women's Health



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Births at Cedar City Hospital

1303 N. Main Street, Ste. E

Cedar City, UT 84721

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