About Dr. Simms
Dr. Emily Simms is a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) and International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) with a strong dedication to women's health and wellness. Her nursing career began in 2013 as a labor and delivery, postpartum, and nursery nurse, where she honed her caregiving skills while pursuing advanced education. During this time, she further demonstrated her passion for maternal and infant health by earning her IBCLC certification in 2016. After graduating with a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Kansas in 2021, she began practicing as a CNM by providing individualized, family-centered care at a free-standing birth center in Topeka, Kansas.
A mother of three children herself, Dr. Simms draws upon her diverse personal and professional experiences to bring a compassionate and holistic approach to her practice. Caring for countless families during her career as a labor and delivery nurse and midwife taught her to have a profound appreciation for the nuances of pregnancy and childbirth. Beyond the childbearing years, she is a champion for evidence-based women’s care throughout the lifespan. She recognizes that each woman has her own beliefs and values, so Dr. Simms always strives to listen intently to her patients and work with them to achieve the wellness goals they desire.