Gwenivere S. Olsen, CNM
Qualifications & Education
BA in English from Boston University
BSN from Oregon Health and Science University
MN in Midwifery from Oregon Health and Science University
• Pregnancy care
• Perimenopausal care
Why do you love what you do?
Midwifery called me from an early age. The opportunity to develop a trusting relationship with a patient, one within which we can explore what is right for that person at that time, is a privilege. Each person is an expert about themself and their family. My role is to empower people with the information and expertise needed to make the best medical decisions for themselves and their families (after all, you can’t get all the information you need from Google). This doesn’t mean we always agree, but I love seeing patients use the best scientific evidence to take charge of their health.
Why did you choose Essex County OB/GYN?
Working in private practice affords more flexibility for providers to help patients achieve their individualized care goals. Just as importantly, I trust the team of women I work with. I had my second daughter with the midwives at ECOBGYN and had a wonderful experience.
Outside of work, you'll find me...
In my garden growing gobs of fruits and veggies or at the beach playing with my daughters.
My coffee order
Matcha latte with a touch of vanilla or a dry cappuccino
Tell us one interesting thing about you
I grew up in the LA area next to an old abandoned citrus grove. To this day I always have bowls of lemons and limes in my kitchen and I keep 4 different kinds of citrus trees in my house. Nothing beats the smell of citrus blossoms!