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Certified Nurse-Midwifery Staff

Claudette Banda,CNM

Claudette Banda is a Faculty Associate and Certified Nurse-Midwife in the Department of OB/GYN at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso. She is from Los Angeles, CA and comes to El Paso by way of Brooklyn, NY. She received her bachelor's degree in psychology from UCLA and spent several years in finance before joining the Peace Corps. Ms.  Banda served in the Dominican Republic from 2007-2009 as a business volunteer with a coffee cooperative. During that time, she was asked to provide reproductive health, family planning and girl's leadership classes. A passion for women's health was born and led her to study midwifery at the Yale School of Nursing. She strives to provide positive, compassionate health care to women throughout their lifespan.

Rachel Hyde, MS, CNM

Rachel Hyde is a Faculty Associate and Certified Nurse-Midwife in the Department of OB/GYN at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso. She received her nursing degree from Baylor University School of Nursing in Dallas, Texas. Mrs. Hyde obtained her Masters degree from Texas Women's University in Dallas, Texas and was certified by the American College of Nurse Midwives in 2005 after attending Parkland School of Nurse-Midwifery in Dallas, Texas. Before joining the team of midwives at Texas Tech, Mrs. Hyde served women at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas. In El Paso, she continues working with women toward their optimal health from pre-conceptual care through prenatal care, birth and postpartum family planning. Mrs. Hyde takes special interest in serving the teenage population and medical missions.

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Bindu Poudel, DNP, CNM, WHNP

Bindu Poudel is a Faculty Associate and Certified Nurse-Midwife in the Department of OB/GYN at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso. She is a native of Nepal and received her Associates and Bachelor's degree in Nursing from Dickinson State University. Dr. Poudel has worked as a nurse in medical surgical, acute care, critical care, obstetrics and triage nursing prior to her attending graduate school. She received her doctorate degree in Nursing Practice from the University of Utah in Certified Nurse Midwifery and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Program in 2013. Dr. Poudel is an active member of the American College of Nurse Midwives. She is very passionate about women's health and strives to provide compassionate obstetric, gynecologic and primary health care services to women across their lifespan. She takes special interest in group prenatal care where women are empowered through self-assessment and group learning. Dr. Poudel encourages women to play an active role in their own care. Her research areas of interest include group prenatal care, teenage pregnancy, perinatal/women's health issues, refugee and immigrant health.

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