WomenFirst Midwifery was a practice started by Deborah Riddell in 1997 as a unique, privately owned midwifery practice. in August of 2014 she and her colleague of many years, Colleen Jones joined Rush Copley Medical Group at a practice site near the intersection of Indian Trail Rd. and Eola Rd. As of August 2016, Deb has retired from clinical practice and will continue to share her expertise by teaching at a university. Colleen has worked with Deb periodically for many years since 1990. Many patients of the practice have been cared for by both Deborah and Colleen. Colleen will continue to offer ongoing care for gynecology patients, and will also work with the three other Certified Nurse Midwives of Rush Copley Medical Group for pregnant patients.
The best health care is delivered as a true partnership with the woman. This partnership allows us to achieve the most healthy and memorable pregnancy and optimal women's health. We have developed this website to prepare you for visiting our practice and to keep you educated about making informed decisions around family planning, pregnancy, labor and childbirth. On these pages, you'll find information about office operations along with information about midwifery and the services we provide. We encourage you to contact our office to schedule an appointment for everything from family planning and prenatal care to labor and delivery.
Not only do Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs) focus on comprehensive pregnancy care and childbirth, we also offer well-woman care during all stages of life - puberty through menopause. Be assured that when you choose a CNM for your health needs, you are choosing a professional who specializes in providing a lifetime of personalized health care for women.