Irene Beach, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife
Irene Beach is passionate about offering women options in childbirth. She helped expand the choices Clark County mothers have by collaborating with PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center to make nitrous oxide gas available to laboring women. Like other nurse midwives, she also supports women who are interested in a vaginal birth after caesarian (VBAC). Irene believes each birth is unique and that women should have access to options that allow them to make the experience positive and affirming.
Irene strives to treat patients with compassion and respect and to give them the information they need to make informed decisions about their health care.
Irene earned a master of science with a specialty in nurse midwifery from Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). She also earned a bachelor of science in nursing from OHSU. It was while she was working as a registered nurse that she became fascinated with labor and birth and decided she wanted to spend her career helping women.
Originally from Pennsylvania, Irene returns to the East Coast once a year to visit her extended family. She enjoys cooking Indian and Chinese food, reading fiction, watching movies, and listening to music. She loves traveling because of the opportunity to see new places and meet people from different cultures.