Functional Medicine Meets Midwifery

Functional medicine is a whole-body approach to western medicine that focuses on optimal functioning of the body, and views the human body as an intricate and inter-connected organism, instead of a list of organs that do not relate to each other.  Functional medicine aims to achieve vibrant well-being, not just put out fires.

My Story

My name is Rachel Cornett Olsson.  My pronouns are she/her.  Over the past 16 years I have spent time working in various capacities in 4 hospitals, 3 birth centers, 2 home birth practices, 1 sexual health clinic, and gave birth to two boys at home with midwives.  I earned both my Master of Nursing and Healthcare Practice and BA in International Studies from The University of Iowa.  In 2011, I became credentialed as a Certified Professional Midwife through NARM after working at a birth center in Jacmel, Haiti.  And finally I earned a Master of Midwifery from Philadelphia University, and became credentialed as a Certified Nurse Midwife in 2016.  I am licensed as a nurse and an APRN aka a nurse-practitioner in Texas and in Vermont.  I am also a prenatal yoga instructor through Yoga Alliance and was nominated a top 10 yoga instructor through Lessons.  I was the first “Mold Literate practitioner” in Texas to certified by Dr. Crista, an expert in the field of treating mold illness.  I am also level one certified in John Barnes’ style of Myofascial Release, and am working on a training with Lynn Schulte of The Institute for Birth Healing

I feel there is a loss of human connection and quality in so many aspects of society today.  Women’s health is a vulnerable realm, and begs to be addressed with dignity and individualization.  I believe in both evidence-based care, as well as making women’s health a positive and comfortable experience.  My desire at Functional Midwifery is to offer the care I feel women deserve, and the care that I would want to receive.

I grew up like many Americans: with processed foods and shame-based parenting.  As such, I struggled for several years with a slew of autoimmune conditions, but have since healed myself of a thyroid condition, an eating disorder, systemic yeast…which I later discovered was actually mold toxicity, IBS, life-crushing insomnia, EBV, and hormonal imbalance.  Let’s see what we can do for you!

Get in touch

Let’s chat!  I want to help you achieve your wellness goals.

Please leave a voicemail at: 515-428-1378 and I will get back to you within 24 hours.