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Paula Thacker, CNM

Midwifery •  Female • Age 61

  
Paula Thacker

Riverton Healthcare for Women

3409 W 12600 S Ste 110 Riverton, UT 84065
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Paula Thacker, CNM is a midwife in Riverton, UT. She specializes in midwifery and women's health medicine.


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Paula Thacker accepts the following insurance:

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Paula Thacker's conditions and procedures:

  • Birth Control
  • Breast Exam
  • Childbirth
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endometrial Biopsy
  • Family Planning Services
  • Gynecologic Disorders
  • Gynecological Examination
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Placement
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Removal
  • Menopause
  • Menopause Evaluation and Treatment
  • Natural Childbirth
  • Normal Labor
  • Normal Vaginal Delivery
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Care, Adolescent
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Prenatal Care and Counseling
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis

Paula Thacker's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Paula Thacker

4.2

Based on 16 reviews

5 Stars
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(12)
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1 Star
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2015-I hoped having a midwife for my 2nd birth would mean more support while delivering unmedicated. However during my delivery, & contractions, she kept doing internal checks. It was incredibly painful. After she did this several times, I repeatedly screamed in pain for her to stop & she would not. After finally pulling her hand out of me,she said she was pushing the cervix over my babies head? It was incredibly painful, & traumatic. I couldn’t even look at delivery pics or videos for months.
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Very positive experience with Paula Thacker during pregnancy and birth. Plenty of time with me during prenatal apts, answering all my questions (I always had a list) to my satisfaction. She educated me and empowered me. During the birth of my child, Paula was there from when the hospital called her until I had been moved to post-delivery. She supported my desire for natural birth, providing resources during pregnancy and great encouragement during the actual birth. A healing experience for me.
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Paula did not help me feel confident in my ability to birth naturally. She did not do a very good job of informing a first time mom. She seemed forgetful and absent minded at times. When I went into labor the On Call Midwife (Julie Jones) told me I should wait to go to the hospital, when my contractions were 3-4 minutes apart. I ignored this and was dialated to a 4 upon arrival. They sent me home and 1.5 hours lated I was ready to push. No midwife came, and Paula didn't arrive in time to deliver
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Paula takes the time to hear my concerns and questions, no matter how trivial they may be, and answers them diligently. I never am made to feel like she's in a hurry to get to the next patient, and she investigates any issues with my health thoroughly. When she heard I wanted to do a natural birth, she recommended Hypnobirthing to me! The only downside of a smaller practice is that I don't have access to talk to a nurse all the time for minor problems, but the on-call CNM always calls back.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

It is important to me that women feel empowered in the process of making informed healthcare decisions for themselves. Choices and options are important in every aspect of life, and health care should be included. It is vital that women recieve sound...

Specialties

  • Midwifery
  • Women's Health Medicine

Education

1999
University Of Utah-College Of Nurse Midwifery
Internship Hospital
1995
Brigham Young University
Undergraduate School
1991
Weber state university
Undergraduate School

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65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

Riverton Hospital

Riverton, UT

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average