Ryanne Kees RN

Ryanne Kees

Medical Assistant (MA) and Registered Nurse (RN)

Ryanne family


Completed an Associate of Science (AS) degree in Medical Assisting in 1997 from International Business College. Graduated 2016 with a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Nursing from Purdue University.



Pharmacy Technician (Level 4) for Meijer from 1998 to 2010, Trained Birth Doula (DONA) and Certified Postpartum Doula (DONA) from 2005 to 2014, Medical Assistant for local OB/Midwifery office from 2014 to 2016. RN for local OB/Midwifery office from 2016 to present.


Born and raised in the greater Fort Wayne area, Ryanne married Larry in 2000. They were blessed with three children whose births brought new learning and growing experiences to shape Ryanne to the care-giver she is today.


Trained in Health Care Provider Adult, Child, and Infant Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR); S.T.A.B.L.E (post-resuscitation and pre-transport care of the sick newborn); and Neonatal Resuscitation. Trained as a Birth Doula through Doulas of North America (DONA) and certified as a Postpartum Doula through DONA.


Ryanne’s oldest son’s birth was filled with interventions, but overall a great experience. The same could not be said about her second son’s traumatic labor. While he was born safe and healthy, his mother was left with emotional scars. Learning from that experience, Ryanne switched to a CNM for the birth of her daughter and had a redeeming birth experience. These births shaped Ryanne to be a veracious advocate for birth choices no matter the experience desired by families.

“Whether you are blessed with Amber, Ryanne, or Megan as your birth assistant, we are confident you will be please with their professional, compassionate care of you and your baby.”

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Janis Chrissikos CNM

Meet Our Birth Assistants:

  Amber Hagen RN

  Megan Arnold RN

  Ryanne Kees MA, SN


The birth assistant is a VERY IMPORTANT member of your birth team! Our birth assistants are carefully chosen from varied backgrounds. While most of our birth assistants are usually Registered Nurses (RN), other professional also make excellent birth assistants. Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN), Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT), Medical Assistant (MA) and other types midwives may also be birth assistants. Our Earthen Vessels Nurse-Midwifery birth assistants are professional midwifes assistants who are licensed (when available) or certified and completed their educational background from an accredited institution. They are skilled in labor support, birth, and postpartum care. Some of their tasks include: assess vital signs and well-being of mother and baby, administer medications including intravenously (IV) and intramuscularly (IM), start IVs and draw labs, complete paperwork and charting, provide labor support, and assist the mother and family with all aspects of care. Some birth assistants are trained to do prenatal visits as needed and all do postpartum mother-baby visits. They help to keep out-of-hospital births safe and more satisfying for the family!