Brenda Woods, CNM

Providing quality, compassionate care for you and your family

Brenda Woods, CNM

Personal Biography:

Brenda provides obstetric care to low-risk patients, as well as contraception, family planning counseling and health screenings to teen and adult women.

As a hospital-based midwife, Brenda feels it is a luxury to be able to offer women not only natural childbirth support techniques, but pain medications if they’re needed. She sees her role as a support person, helping to guide women and couples through the labor and birth process, allowing them to make choices as to what they desire for their experience.

In her free time, Brenda enjoys reading, shopping, taking walks, gardening and exploring wineries, brew pubs and new restaurants. She is happy to be in Newport, where she plans to learn about the ocean, crabbing, fishing, kayaking, hiking and boating.

Medical Education and Training:

Bachelor's degree: Texas Woman’s University
Master's degree: University of Texas at El Paso 
Nurse-midwifery certification: Parkland School of Nurse-Midwifery

Location:

Specialty:

  • Midwifery
    In addition to attending births, midwives provide a range of OB/GYN care, including annual exams, reproductive health visits, nutrition counseling and more. Midwives may deliver babies in homes, birthing centers, or in the case of Samaritan Health Services midwives, may offer all of the conveniences of delivering in a hospital, where state-of-the-art options are available for your peace of mind. Certified nurse-midwives are licensed practitioners who are board certified by the American College of Nurse Midwives, recognized by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and licensed by the state.  

  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
    An OB/GYN provides specialized care for women and the female reproductive system. They have expertise in diagnosing and treating conditions and diseases. Their scope of service includes gynecological care, preventive care, family planning, prenatal care, childbirth and gynecological surgery.