Adrianne Zierman, CNM, APRN
- Women's health
- Adolescent care
- Family Planning
- Pre-conception counseling
- Postpartum Period
- Physiologic birth
- Patient-Centered Care
- Vaginal Birth after Cesarean
- Water birth
- Pregnancy (childbirth labor)
What is your practice philosophy? I believe in empowering individuals to advocate for their health and wellbeing by providing them with unbiased education in an open, judgment-free environment. I strive to treat my clients with respect and honor and to establish professional relationships with them, so that they know they are genuinely cared for.
Why did you become a provider? When did you know this was the career for you? I knew I wanted to be a birth-worker since I was a child. I have always had a fascination with pregnancy and birth; I have vivid childhood memories where anytime an ambulance would drive by with lights and sirens, I thought it was because a baby was coming! I am not sure where this passion came from.. I think it is just what I was born to do. I discovered nurse-midwifery in college and knew that the combination of women’s health provision as well as having the ability to care for women during labor and birth made the perfect career for me.
Something I have learned from my patients is: ALWAYS listen to and respect what your patient tells you! They know themselves and their body better than anyone.
One of the challenges of this career that I enjoy is (and why): Providing health education to those who have not previously had the opportunity to learn about their bodies and choices related to their health care needs. While it can be challenging to start from scratch and answer many questions, it is one of my greatest joys. In fact, I hope to have the opportunity to provide health education to children and adolescents in the school-setting someday as a volunteer to set people up for success when it comes to decisions that could affect their health throughout the course of their life.
My personal health goal is: To become a better, more efficient cook so that I can make healthy, delicious meals for my family. Sometimes it is difficult to meal-plan when you are so busy and eating out can be expensive and unhealthy. I find that online grocery shopping is helpful; I just need to do it more often! I think it would be fun to take some cooking classes as well.
What is the best thing you’ve done for your health or the best health advice you’ve received? The best thing I have ever done for my health is joining a yoga studio. I find that alternating between vinyasa yoga, hot yoga, and yoga sculpt is a great way to increase and maintain balance, flexibility, endurance, and strength. It is also very helpful with mental health.
What are you most proud of? Becoming a midwife and having the privilege to work alongside individuals and families to help welcome new babes into the world!
- Women's health
- Mountain biking
Additional languages spoken
- United Hospital
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Major health plans we participate in
- Allina Health | Aetna
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
Other health plans we participate in
- America's PPO
- First Health/Coventry
- Hennepin Health (formerly Metropolitan Health Plan)
- South Country Health Alliance
- United Behavioral Health
- Wisconsin Physician Services (WPS)