top of page
Karen Headshot.jpeg

Karen Renee Nguyen, Certified Nurse Midwife

When I was a little girl, I always wanted to be a nurse.

I volunteered as a Candy Striper for years, and I was always happy when I got

to be on the Maternity Ward.  I loved seeing mothers with their round bellies

and all the little babies.  Years later I would go to college to become a nurse.

My journey with patient care began. I loved working as a Registered Nurse. 

I have worked in HIV/AIDS care, in the Newborn Nursery, in Neonatal ICU, on Labor and Delivery, and have practiced as Breastfeeding Consultant. Seeing my passion for mothers and babies I was encouraged by my husband to go to Nurse Midwifery School.

I am a 1999 graduate from the first class of Nurse Midwifery students from Shenandoah University and began Midwifery work in December of that year.

For 25 years I have served the Winchester Community as a CNM in a variety of offices- always looking for the right fit for my clients and for my own life with my own family. I have delivered babies at Winchester Medical Center for 20+ years- delivering over 3000 babies. I have cared for Low-risk and High-risk pregnancies, and have provided Gynecology care across the lifespan to so many wonderful women of this little community.

I learned so much about women and their babies over these precious years from other midwives, doctors, and nurses. But most of all,  I learned from actively listening to women.

At this stage of my life, I am bringing together all of my experiences to create what I know can change how women receive care across their lifespan. Midwifery care truly allows the intimacy with women and their families, and makes a difference in so many ways.  Your visits should be meaningful and engaging each and every time.

I deeply enjoy prenatal care and birth and watching a mother embracing her baby for the first time!

Additionally, personalized gynecology care across the lifespan and being there for women for years and years is an honor and privilege.  These are precious moments.

In my personal time, I am a wife (to my husband Khanh), a mother to three grown children and their loved ones, a Mimi to eight grandchildren- and counting, and a daughter to two amazingly supportive parents. I enjoy baking, singing, hiking & biking with my husband, traveling (especially to Vietnam), spending beautiful and simple moments with my family,  and being actively involved in my faith community at Bethel Lutheran Church!


Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)- 1992
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN)- 1999
Concentration in Nurse Midwifery

Shenandoah University

Board Certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board to practice as a Certified Nurse Midwife


Licensed by the state of Virginia Board of Nursing as a Registered Nurse

Licensed by the state of Virginia Joint Board of Nursing & Medicine as an Advanced Practice Nurse specializing in Nurse Midwifery

Member of the American College of Nurse Midwives

bottom of page