Missy Furlette-Koski, CNM
Missy graduated from University of Illinois at Chicago with her master’s degree in Nurse Midwifery in the spring of 2017. She is a native to Ann Arbor, Michigan (Go Blue!) and came to Chicago initially in 2005 to study at DePaul University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Women and Gender Studies from DePaul and is involved in feminist activism in the Chicago. While at DePaul, Missy completed an undergraduate thesis on queer parenthood and continues to be engaged in creating space in the reproductive health care system for LGBTQ families.
Before becoming a midwife, Missy practiced as both a birth and postpartum doula in Michigan and Chicago, as well as apprenticed in a home birth midwifery practice. While at UIC, Missy was involved in research at the College of Nursing on iron absorption in pregnancy. She is an advocate for evidence-based practice and is very excited about joining a practice which upholds such high standards of care. She also had the opportunity to study in Stockholm, Sweden at the Karolinska Institute during midwifery school, and is interested in expanding access to midwifery care in the United States.
A passionate advocate for reproductive justice and autonomy in health care decision-making, Missy is very invested in providing patient-centered, competent health care for women and families.
She and her wife, Sara, have lived in Oak Park since 2013. Missy is a very dedicated yogi and enjoys cooking, reading, and mastering inversions in her spare time.