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May 1



Molly Ries | Certified Nurse Midwife

About me:

I come from a big family, and some of my earliest childhood memories are of going with my mother to see her midwife for prenatal appointments. She would let me measure my mother’s belly and help to find the baby’s heartbeat; all very fascinating for a little girl. I think that the seeds of my career in midwifery were planted during those visits. I was a labor and delivery nurse for 8 years but wanted to be able to partner with women in their care during their entire pregnancy and throughout their lifespan. So it’s a great joy and privilege to have been able to fulfill my childhood dream of becoming a midwife. During my own pregnancies, I came to a new appreciation of the importance of receiving care from someone who is knowledgeable and compassionate, and I hope to be able to provide that type of care to my own patients.”

OBJECTIVE:           My short-term goal is to serve adult women through the lifespan by providing excellent gynecologic, maternity and primary healthcare. My long-term goal is to practice as a family nurse practitioner as well, so that I may also offer full family care to women, men, and children.


EDUCATION:           2014-In Progress        Bradley University                Peoria, IL

Post-master’s Certificate – Family Nurse Practitioner

Projected completion date: December 2017


                                    2010-2013                   Frontier Nursing University     Hyden, KY

Master of Science Degree in Nursing/Certification in Nurse-Midwifery

2003-2005       St. Francis Medical Center College of Nursing    Peoria, IL                                     Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing

2000-2003                    University of Dallas    Irving, TX                                                                 Bachelor of Arts Degree in History

EXPERIENCE:        November 2014-current  Reedsburg Area Medical Center   Reedsburg, WI

Certified Nurse-Midwife

  • Independently manage the prenatal care, labor and birth of women with essentially healthy pregnancies.
  • Directly collaborate with a team of family practice physicians to manage the labor and births of women with complications.
  • Provide routine gynecologic, wellness, and primary care to women after menarche and beyond menopause
  • Provide initial stabilization and wellness care for infants under 30 days old.

April 2016-current              Frontier Nursing University                Reedsburg, WI

Adjunct Clinical Faculty

  • Provide direct clinical precepting to masters-prepared nurse-midwifery candidates in both the outpatient and inpatient settings in my own place of employment.

Feb. 2014-October 2014        New Moms of Green Bay                Green Bay, WI

Certified Nurse-Midwife

  • Directly collaborated with a maternal-fetal medicine specialist to manage the prenatal care of women with complicated pregnancy: insulin dependent diabetes, hypertension, multiple gestations, etc.
  • Independently managed the prenatal care, labor, and delivery of women with essentially healthy pregnancies.
  • Directly collaborated with a team of obstetricians to manage the labor and births of women with complications
  • First assisted with obstetric and gynecologic surgical procedures
  • Provided routine gynecologic care to women between menarche and menopause
  • Provided primary medical care to women with simple acute health problems.


Aug. 2009-Feb. 2014       Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital       Prairie du Sac, WI                                  Staff RN, Level I Obstetrical Unit


May 2009-Jan. 2011           Birthcare Staffing Specialists, Inc.            Oswego, IL

  • Iroquois Memorial Hospital, Watseka, IL, Contract Staff RN, Level I L&D
  • Hammond-Henry Hospital, Geneseo, IL, Contract Staff RN, Level I L&D Unit

Jun. 2008-Apr. 2009          Trinity Regional Health System                            Moline, IL

Maternal/Child Float RN; L&D, Postpartum, and Level II Nursery

Mar. 2009-Apr. 2009             American Mobile Network                   San Diego, CA

  • Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL Contract Staff  RN,                                                     Labor and Delivery, Postpartum, and Antepartum Units Level III perinatal center; teaching hospital affiliated with University of Illinois


                                    Sept. 2008-Oct. 2008           Birthcare Staffing Specialists, Inc.              Oswego, IL

Methodist Medical Center, Peoria, IL                                                                  Contract Staff RN, Level II Labor & Delivery Unit; teaching hospital associated with the University of Illinois


                                    Jun. 2008-Jul. 2008                       Fidelity On-Call Peoria, IL

Perry Memorial Hospital, Princeton, IL, Contract Staff RN, Level I LDRP Unit      

                                    Aug. 2007-Jun. 2008            Cross Country TravCorp        Boca Raton, FL

Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL Contract Staff RN: Labor and Delivery, Postpartum, and Antepartum Units, Level III perinatal center; teaching hospital affiliated with University of Illinois


Jun. 2005-Aug. 2007             Saint Francis Medical Center                   Peoria, IL Staff RN: Labor and Delivery Unit; Perinatal Transport RN                                          Level III perinatal center; teaching hospital affiliated with University of Illinois

LICENSURE:            Registered Nurse, WI                                            Expires: 02/28/18

Certified Nurse-Midwife, WI                                 Expires: 02/28/18

Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber                      Expires: 09/30/18

Drug Enforcement Administration Registration    Expires: 04/30/20

CERTIFICATIONS:Certified Nurse-Midwife                                         Expires: 12/31/18

Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics                      Expires: 03/03/2021

Basic Life Support                                                   Expires: 01/18/18

Neonatal Resuscitation Program Provider              Expires: 11/28/18

Fertility Care Practitioner                                       Expires: N/A

Certified FertilityCare Medical Consultant            Expires: N/A

AFFILIATIONS:      American College of Nurse-Midwives                   Expires: 07/01/2018

OTHER SKILLS:     Spanish, advanced, spoken and written.

Certified Creighton Model Natural Family Planning instructor

Medical interests:

  • Natural childbirth
  • Prenatal education
  • Health promotion
  • Natural fertility management


Personal interests:
  • Reading
  • Playing with my children
  • Roadtripping
  • Gardening