Meet Stephanie Ehlers, MSN, CNM, WHNP-BC

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We are back with the next installment of our Meet the Providers series! This month, we’re featuring Stephanie Ehlers, MSN, CNM, WHNP-BC. Stephanie is the newest addition to Triangle Physicians for Women team. We were so impressed with her that we brought her on to our team full-time as soon as she completed her Master of Science degree in Nursing with a dual focus as a Certified Nurse Midwife and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. We wanted to take a moment to give our patients a chance to learn more about Stephanie and her accomplishments. At TP4W, we believe in providing top-notch health care for women, and we recognize that in order to achieve that, it’s important for our patients to feel like they know their providers. Keep reading to learn more about Stephanie Ehlers, MSN, CNM, WHNP-BC:

Background

I am originally from a small town in Pennsylvania but have lived in North Carolina since 2010. My medical career started in the Army in 2005, working as a healthcare administrator. After eight years of service, I pursued a career in nursing and worked in various roles, including Cardiac Step-down/Medical Surgical, Post Partum, and Labor & Delivery. My love for Women’s Health led me to pursue more education, completing my Master of Science degree in Nursing with a dual focus as a Certified Nurse Midwife & Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. I was fortunate to complete my last round of clinicals with Triangle Physicians for Women and to join the practice after graduation. 

Education

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY: Master of Science in Nursing

THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY: Bachelors of Science in Nursing

U.S. MILITARY ACADEMY: Bachelors of Science in Foreign Language

Specialty

Certified Nurse Midwife & Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner- Board Certified

Particular Areas of Interest

  • Well-woman care
  • Labor Support for both medicated and unmedicated
  • Sexual Health Education 
  • Trauma-Informed and Inclusive Care

Why were you interested in the field you’re in, and what got you into it? 

While in the Army, I found there was a great need for care focused on just women. When I left the Army and became a Nurse, I naturally found myself being pulled into Women’s Health and found my home in Labor and Delivery. As an L&D nurse, I had the opportunity to work with many fine Midwives, which made me love the profession and long to be working beside them. During my clinical rotations, I developed a deep love for both labor & delivery and the clinical side as I found I could really make an impact during clinicals and get to know patients better. 

What motivates you? 

The people I have the opportunity to serve. Each person deserves the whole heart of a midwife and to be treated like they are the first and only patient of the day. They deserve to feel heard and validated and to leave feeling better than when they came in.

Do you have a particular philosophy or outlook when practicing medicine and providing care?    

Education is so important to help patients feel empowered in their care so that they can make informed decisions about their health. I believe that listening to my patients and allowing them to feel accepted and heard while supporting them in their journey provides the best care. 

Learn more about Stephanie Ehlers

I spent eight years on active duty in the Army and deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. While serving in the Army, I jumped out of airplanes and slept in -30 degree weather while training in Alaska! In my spare time, I love to go to Carolina Hurricanes Hockey games (I’m a hockey fanatic), ride my peloton or go to Orange Theory, sit by the pool, and spend time with my husband, mom, friends, and three incredible daughters. 

Schedule an Appointment

Triangle Physicians for Women is proud to provide comprehensive women’s health care that includes obstetric, gynecological, and midwifery care, as well as a wide array of specialty services. For questions about any of our services, contact us today! If you would like to schedule an appointment with Stephanie Ehlers, MSN, CNM, WHNP-BC at Triangle Physicians for Women, you may do so by calling (919) 678-6900 or requesting an appointment online.

Dr. Pearce was attentive, listened well, and provided a comfortable experience for me. My recent vaginal exams have been very uncomfortable and she provided a very comfortable exam this time.

Dr. Pearce was AMAZING! She answered all my questions and didn’t make me feel rushed. Best experience I’ve had at Triangle yet! She really put my worried first-time mom mind at ease.

I think Dr. Grana and her assistant (Mandy) are the best. I have been going to TP4W for years – at least 20, and I have never been disappointed with the level of care I have received. I can be a challenge as my level for pain tolerance is low and they put up with me! I can’t help but highly recommend the practice to anyone looking for exemplary women’s healthcare.

Love love love Dr. Grana and her crew. Love going to Holly Springs office. The girls are the best from Lisa at the front desk to all the girls in the back. Your music and atmosphere is great. Thanks for making these appointments fun!! Yes believe it or not, fun!!!

Dr V and the office staff were all very professional, understanding, caring and very efficient. I would be happy to recommend this practice to friends, family and associates. – Barbara M. Lucas

My visit was great! & my past visit have all been great.Kristy helped me even with me being a bit stressed & in a hurry because I had to be seen & my job is super strict. Her urgency to get me seen was phenomenal. I even got to see Heather, she’s awesome & amazing. She helped deliver my baby girl a year ago. My whole family loves her and Dr Sheshadri. We actually can’t wait to get pregnant again hahaha. Everyone treats you with respect and always makes sure your okay & answers whatever questions you have before you leave. Even leaving a message for the nurses,they get back to you so quickly.  This practice really makes you feel taken care of.  We appreciate you all!  – Erika Hooks

My experience with the TP4W staff has been top of the line.  They helped me through three pregnancies and coached me through every step of the way.  Eternally thankful I chose TP4W.  – Britney

TP4W have such amazing doctors, midwives and nurses.  I cannot say enough about Dr. Grana and the rest of the staff for all the help, advice, guidance and medical care they provided me with all of my kids.  She made me feel safe and calm through both c-sections.  My routine care and pregnancy care have always been top notch and I would recommend them to anyone looking for an OBGYN.  – Brooke

We were honored to receive a hand written note..

Dr. Grana, Angie, Jessica, Heather, April, Sarah and the rest of the staff –

Thank you all so much for taking such good care of me through both of my pregnancies and births, especially my latest one on 10/29! most of yall know how nervous I was from having gone through a lot (to say the least) with my first in 2016. You all made me feel so comfortable and at ease before, during and after. And going through a touch year with my dad, you guys always asked how he was doing at every appointment, which was so thoughtful and beyond your job description. I know that you all see many women go through what i did each and every day and deliver many babies and perform many c-sections. But I hope you know how special Ruby’s delivery was to me. You all have amazing jobs! I cannot thank you all enough. Merry Christmas!

Love, Lucy

I have been going to TP4W since 2010/11 and could not be happier.

The staff, nurses, midwives, and doctors are all amazing. I have 2 sons, both delivered via cesarean by Dr. V. Every visit and every provider did everything in their power to give me the birth experience I wanted, and also ensure that myself and my babies were safe and healthy. Dr. V even did everything in his power to help me avoid my first c-section and VBAC with the second, but that turned out to be out of his hands and he was the absolute best surgeon. With my two pregnancies, I experienced a few scares and some unusual circumstances that would be too long and too private to write in a review, but every single hurdle was handled with grace, honesty, and professionalism. I am so thankful for the recommendation from a friend to come to this office. I can’t imagine ever going to another practice.