Pat Sonnenstuhl CV

irect Midwife Consultant

EDUCATIONAL PREPARATION2000 HypnoBirthing Practitioner, in training with the HypnoBirthing Institute
1999-2000 MS with a focus in Midwifery. Philadelphia UniversityInstitute of Midwifery, Women, and  Health:
Research Topic: Helping the Obese Woman: Insulin Resistance and the Glycemic IndexClinical Practice Guidelines
Gestational Diabetes Educational Program.  May, 2000.1996, Winter Quarter: Intermediate Hypnosis: 50 Contact Hours (with Roy Hunter, M.S.C Hypnotherapist, Tacoma Community College)1995, Fall Quarter: Beginning Hypnosis: 50 Contact Hours (with Roy Hunter, MS C. Hypnothearpist, Tacoma Community College)1981-1983: Bachelor of Science, Nursing. Holy Names College, Oakland, California. Focus: Community Health Nursing. My clinical experience involved home visits with low income pregnant women being followed by local county health departments in Alameda and Contra Costa County.1980-1981: Certificate of Nurse-Midwifery. University of Mississippi. Experiences obtained with Certified Nurse-Midwives through the University of Mississippi, and Ft. Defiance, Arizona. Studies included all aspects of normal obstetrical and gynecological care including family planning and newborn care. Worked with the Navajo population and the  Indian Health Services for my Integration experience.1962-1965: Associate of Arts Degree, Nursing. Foothill Jr. College, Los Altos, California.


2000: Midwifery Consultant: A Woman’s Way Birth and Wellness Center

2000: Skokomish Native American Center (SPIPA): Breast and Cervical Screening Program and Women’s Health Care Services

2000: On Line Continuing Education Curriculum Development for Oaktree Technologies: Menopause a Wellness Perspective:

1999: Clinical Instructor for Centralia College: Ob-gyn rotation.

1998-present: Independent Practice: Midwifery and Women’s Health Care Consultant.
Available for contract and Locum Tenens work. Certified Hypnotherapy. Support groups: Women’s Health Care and Nutrition. Nutrition Consultation and Diet Evaluation.
On Line continuing education and curriculum development.
Professional Book Reviews
Midwifery Correspondent:
Ask a Midwife:

1998-present: Professional Book Reviews for selected authors:


1998-present: Web Development and maintenance:
Maintain the WA State CNM Web Pages
Maintain Personal Web Pages and Web Link
Maintain  The United Churches of Olympia Web Site:
Developed and maintained the web pages for the Art DecoSociety NW
Web Site Assistance The Presbytery of Olympia
Web Site Assistance

1998 July-August: Clinical Instructor for South Puget Sound Community College and Centralia College: Ob-gyn rotation. Classroom lectures.

1994-1998: Private practice. South Sound Nurse Midwives in cooperation with South Sound Women’s Center and OB/GYN Associates ( Drs Henegan, Richards and Dickason). Full scope midwifery practice, including prenatal care and births, family planning, and the full range of women’s health care. Hospital privileges: Capital Medical Center, Olympia, WA. and Providence St. Peter Hospital, Olympia, WA.

1992-1994: Established Midwifery Service for Providence Hospital: Providence Health and Education Center. Primary CNM. Established protocols, practiced full scope midwifery with medical consultation, and provided interdisciplinary support for MSS and MCM under the First Steps Prenatal program. Hospital Privileges: Providence Hospital, Centralia. Physician consultants: Dr. Henegan and Dr. Eggers.

1991-1992: Capital Medical Center: Women’s Services: Registered Nurse.

1991-1992: Thurston County Health Department: Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner: Women’s Health Care, including Family Planning.

1992: Gray’s Harbor Health Department: Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner: Women’s Health care, including Family Planning.

1991: Planned Parenthood: Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner: Women’s Health Care including Family Planning.

1986-1990: Staff Nurse-midwife, Group Health Cooperative: Full scope midwifery. Tacoma: 1986-1989: Privileges: Tacoma General. Olympia: 1989-1990: Privileges: St. Peter Hospital.

1984-1986: Independent and solo rural hospital based practice with family practice physicians. Provisional Affiliate Staff Privileges: Mt. Carmel Hospital, Colville, Washington.

1984-1986: Northeast Tri-County Health District, Colville Washington: Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner: Woman’s Health Care including Family Planning.

Fall 1985: 12 week Internship, Baylor College of Medicine. Jefferson Davis Hospital.

Fall 1983: Locums Nurse-midwife, Spokane Family Birth Center, Spokane, Washington. Birth Center Privileges. Prenatal care and deliveries.

Summer 1983: Vacation relief for CNMs. Provisional Hospital Privileges: Highland General Hospital, Oakland, California.

1983: Clinical Nursing Study, Holy Names College: “Prenatal Anxiety in Pregnant Adolescents.” Four month Public Health Nurse Experience, doing home visits with pregnant adolescents.

1982-1983:Obstetrical and Gynecological Nurse Practitioner, Maternal and Infant Care Project. Berkeley Health Department, Berkeley, California.

1981-1982: Family Planning Nurse Practitioner, Planned Parenthood, Richmond, California.

1979-1980: Staff Nurse, Neonatal Intensive Care, Children’s Hospital, Oakland, California. Issues of prematurely and availability of care, limited resources.

1978-1980: Transitional Care Nurse, Oakland and Walnut Creek Kaiser. Developed and implemented “Shared Beginnings”, a mother-infant recovery program for the immediate postpartum period. Trained and supervised Registered Nurses.

1977-1980: Staff Nurse: Alternative Birth Center, Labor and Delivery, Nursery and Postpartum and home visits Mount Diablo Hospital, Concord, California.

1965-1973: Staff Nurse: Clinical Research, Stanford University Hospital, Palo Alto, California.

1996, Winter Quarter: Intermediate Hypnosis: 50 Contact Hours (with Roy Hunter, M.S.C Hypnotherapist, Tacoma Community College)

1995, Fall Quarter: Beginning Hypnosis: 50 Contact Hours (with Roy Hunter, MS C. Hypnothearpist, Tacoma Community College)

March,  2000
The Road to becoming a Nurse Practitioner/Nurse Midwife