About AOA

The joys of motherhood are never fully experienced until all the children are in bed.
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Welcome AOAs Newest Family Member - Kim Swift, Certified Nurse Midwife

Welcome AOAs Newest Family Member - Kim Swift, Certified Nurse MidwifeKim Swift, Certified Nurse Midwife
New Horizons Women’s Care

Where did you attend nursing school?

I grew up in New Mexico and received my Master’s in Nursing with an emphasis on midwifery. I have been a practicing midwife for five years.

How long have you been in Arizona?

I’ve been in Arizona for two years. I have a grandmother with Alzheimer’s and I spend as much time as I can with her. There is a great sense of community and family for me in Arizona.

What do you enjoy the most about your field of medicine?

Midwifery means “with women” and I love being able to empower women through holistic care, using mind, body and spirit in a therapeutic approach. I have built my practice in collaboration with board certified obgyns to provide continual care should a referral become necessary. The collaborative relationship I build with the doctors is very important.

I am the first midwife working with New Horizons – a pioneer, in a sense. The collaboration with the obstetricians is very important.

Can you tell us a little about your family?

I have two boys. Adam is 17 and Brandon is 13. We have two dogs, a standard poodle and a schnauzer.

Do you have any hobbies?

I like hot yoga, hiking and climbing with the dogs, and both of my boys and I love to golf.

What is your favorite movie?

Hmmm, that’s a tough one. I guess I’d say “Top Gun” with Tom Cruise.

What is your favorite book?

Spiritual Midwifery is one, and Baby Catcher is another great midwifery book.

What is your favorite food?

I like all kinds of food – pastas, cream sauces, anything home-cooked. I really enjoy cooking.

What is your favorite quote or saying?

“Good beginnings make a positive difference in the world, so it’s worth our while to provide the best possible care throughout this extraordinary and influential part of life.” Ina May Gaskin – the founding mother of modern midwifery