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Dr. Hope Gunther, CNM, MSN

Dr. Hope Gunther, CNM, MSN

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    Overview

    Hope Renn Gunther, CNM, MSN, is a certified nurse midwife who provides family-centered maternity care, along with well-woman care, family planning and other services. She delivers babies in our holistic, in-hospital birth center or in the traditional labor and delivery environment, depending on the desires and needs of her patients.She has a special interest in attachment parenting, breastfeeding and tandem nursing, and vegetarian pregnancy. In January 2008, she proudly celebrated her thousandth birth attended.Ms. Gunther believes that pregnancy is a sacred time in a woman's life. A woman's labor and birth are important parts of her life story and I am proud of all of the options that we offer our clients from the lowest technology to the highest, from hydrotherapy and aromatherapy in the Birth Center to epidural anesthesia on Labor and Delivery. It is a privilege for me to travel with women and their families during this transformative journey into parenthood. As a midwife, I want to support women in having the birth experience they desire and to achieve healthy and satisfying outcomes."Prior to joining UC San Diego Health in 1999, Ms. Gunther worked at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. As part of her midwifery education, she trained at a free-standing birth center in rural Texas where she had the opportunity to learn about unmedicated, out-of-hospital labor and birth.She earned her certificate in midwifery and her Master of Science in nursing from Yale University.When not at work, she enjoys reading, sewing and making eco-friendly preschool crafts. She is a vegetarian and committed environmentalist. Her two young sons were born at UC San Diego with the midwifery service.UC San Diego Health LinksFor more information on having your baby at UC San Diego Health, see http://health.ucsd.edu/specialties/obgyn/maternity/Pages/default.aspx.

    Medical Specialties and Areas of Expertise

    Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OBGYN)

    Education & Training

    Other Degree - Yale University School of Medicine

    Medical Degree - Certified Nurse Midwife

    Languages

    Spanish

    Medical Procedures Performed

    procedures performed by an Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OBGYN), like Dr. Hope Gunther, may include:

    OB-GYN Consultation, Birth Control / Contraception, Annual Pap Smear / GYN Exam, STD Check, Osteoporosis Evaluation, Ultrasound, Menopause Consultation, OB-GYN Follow Up, Pregnancy Follow Up, Menopause Follow Up, Gynecology Consultation, Gynecology Follow Up, Abortion (Surgical), Tubal Ligation / Sterilization, Vulvar Biopsy, Colposcopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Freezing of Gynecologic Warts, Genetic Counseling / Pregnancy Screening, Gynecologic Biopsy, Artificial Insemination / Intra-Uterine, IUD Insertion, Lunelle Removal, Maternal Fetal Medicine Consultation, Maternal Fetal Medicine Follow Up, Abortion (Medical), Miscarriage Management by Vacuum Aspiration, Post-Partum Visit, Essure / Incision Free Sterilization, Laparoscopic Tubal Ligation, IUD Removal, Nexplanon Removal, Nexplanon Insertion, LEEP Procedure (For Abnormal Pap Smear), Endometrial Ablation, Hysteroscopy, Pregnancy Test, Epidural Catheter, Cesarean Delivery, Cervical Cerclage, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Obstetric Follow Up, Prenatal Care, Cardiotocography, Fetal Scalp Blood Testing, Fetal Scalp Stimulation Test, Oxytocin Challenge Test, Group B Streptococcus Screen, Hysterectomy, Fetoscopy, Fertility Awareness / Natural Family Planning, Pessary Fitting, Pessary Follow Up, Nexplanon Replacement, Tubal Ligation Reversal, Fertility Counseling, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy, Minimally Invasive Excision of Endometriosis, Minimally Invasive Fibroid Removal, Gynecologic Surgery Consultation, Gynecologic Surgery Follow Up, Contraception Removal, Laser Treatment for Gynecologic Warts, Well Women's Exam, Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation, Bioidentical Hormone Therapy, Birth Control / Contraception Consultation, Hormone Pellet Therapy, Sonohysterogram, Potassium Chloride Sensitivity Test (PST), Fetal Non-Stress Test (NST), Abortion Consultation, Antepartum Care, Anterior Repair, Bladder Training, Breast Examination, Cervical Conization, Cone Biopsy, Dilation And Curettage (D&C), First Trimester Screening, Myomectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Maternal Fibroids, Needle Suspension Surgery, Oophorectomy, Ovarian Cystectomy, Partial Hysterectomy, Pelvic Reconstruction, Posterior Repair, Postpartum Care, Prophylactic Oophorectomy, Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulation, Abortion Follow Up and Confirmation of Pregnancy

    For detailed information, please contact Dr. Gunther's office.

    Insurances

    Please contact Dr. Gunther's office to confirm accepted insurance plans.

    Locations

    UC San Diego Health

    200 West Arbor Dr

    San Diego, CA 92103

    (858) 657-7000

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Hope Gunther accepting new patients?

    Yes, Hope Gunther is accepting new patients at this time.

    Does Hope Gunther offer online booking?

    Please contact Dr. Gunther's office at (858) 657-7000 for information about online booking, telehealth, or to schedule an appointment.

    Does Hope Gunther offer telehealth appointments?

    Please contact Dr. Gunther's office at (858) 657-7000 for information telehealth appointment availability or for scheduling assistance.

    Which language(s) does Hope Gunther speak?

    Hope Gunther speaks English and Spanish.

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