MidWifery

IU Health Arnett is the regional provider of certified nurse midwives who offer the latest in holistic childbirth. Whether it’s your first baby or your seventh, we provide everything you need to have a comfortable, successful delivery.

Certified Nurse Midwives are registered nurses who have successfully completed an accredited graduate education program and passed a national certification exam. Midwives teach, educate and empower women to play a large part in their own healthcare.

Midwives respect the diversity of women’s needs and the variety of personal and cultural meanings that women and their families bring to pregnancy. All midwives specialize in understanding the normal aspects of the childbearing cycle and are trained to recognize deviations from the normal. They welcome questions and strive to educate you of your options during childbirth. During labor, midwives monitor the health of both you and your baby, help you give birth and offer emotional support. By delivering your baby with a midwife at IU Health Arnett Hospital you have the reassurance that if something were to go wrong, an OB/GYN physician and dedicated hospital staff are only steps away.

Midwives also provide routine primary and gynecologic care for women of all ages, including health education and preventive care, preconception care and family planning. They are advocates for patient choice, and will spend a large part of your appointment educating you of your options. They believe it is important to provide time for questions, teaching and time to listen to the concerns and needs of the women they care for.

Providers 

ANNE MISHLER, CNM
CERTIFIED NURSE MIDWIFE, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY

Honoring womens’ choices while providing a holistic approach to care is a lifelong passion for Anne. She began her career as a Labor & Delivery nurse more than 35 years ago and has been providing midwifery care for more than 15 years. Anne enjoys time with family and friends, sewing, knitting, gardening and community service.

Letitia Quast-Wilson, CNM, WHNP
CERTIFIED NURSE MIDWIFE, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY

Letitia discovered her passion for women’s health as a 14 year old volunteer in a labor and delivery unit. She earned her nursing degree in 2006 and supported many laboring women and their families while at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Illinois. Letitia moved to Lafayette to join Indiana University Health Arnett as a Certified Nurse Midwife. Letitia feels blessed to be a part of a woman’s journey through pregnancy and into motherhood. She strives to provide excellent, compassionate and evidence-based professional care to women and their families. Letitia enjoys reading, going to the movies and spending time with her husband, John, and her son, Christian.

SHARON SMITH, CNM
CERTIFIED NURSE MIDWIFE, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY

As a Nurse Midwife, Sharon is dedicated to providing an appealing option for women who prefer a more individualized, less routine approach during the childbearing cycle and other life transitions. Sharon encourages her patients to take an active role in their care and to make choices that are a good fit for them and their families. Sharon enjoys hiking, knitting, gardening, cooking and spending time with her family.