Department Obstetrics and Gynecology
Primary Location Fairview Hospital
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English, Spanish
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Certified Nurse Midwife
  • General Obstetrics And Gynecology
  • Normal Vaginal Delivery
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Obstetrics and Family Maternity Center
  • Prenatal Care
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • General Obstetrics
  • Gynecologic Infections
  • Labor and Delivery
  • Menopause
  • Pregnancy
  • Vaginal Discharge
  • Yeast Infections
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Insurance

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Biography

About Ilana Kresch, CNM

Ilana’s journey towards midwifery began with her own birth, and then through the births of her four younger sisters who were all born into the gentle hands of Certified Nurse Midwives. Though Ilana studied Spanish and World Religion at Kalamazoo College, her senior thesis was a full-length documentary on birth. After spending time in a birth center in Texas, she completed her midwifery and nursing education at Columbia University. Ilana has attended births at home, in a free standing birth center, in a New York City hospital, and now, is very happily attending births at Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital.
 
Ilana is energized by watching women transform into mothers both during prenatal care and the birth itself; she loves seeing the empowerment that comes from doing the hard work of bringing a baby to this world. Ilana strives to always involve a woman’s partner and children in the care she provides, as it lays strong groundwork for what lies ahead.
 
 Ilana’s practice also encompasses a full range of primary health care services for women from adolescence to menopause. These services include annual gynecological visits, comprehensive family planning counseling, preconception and postpartum care.
 
Ilana believes in trusting normal health processes, and the appropriate use of intervention for current or potential health problems. She believes in a woman’s instinct, and sees her role as providing all the best and most current information so that people can make the best decisions for themselves. She also appreciates consultation and collaboration with her physician colleagues, as needed, to provide her clients with optimal health care.

In her spare time, Ilana enjoys getting to know her new town in Ohio, traveling the world, walking and spending time with her family.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2016

Education & Fellowships

Graduate - Columbia University
Nurse Midwifery
New York, NY USA
2014

Internship - Maternidad La Luz
Midwife
El Paso, TX USA
2012

Undergraduate - Kalamazoo College
Spanish Language & Literature
Kalamazoo, MI USA
2010

Additional Training

  • Out-of-hospital birth
  • Perinatal loss and bereavement

Certifications

  • Certified Nurse Midwife
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

35 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Overall Star Ratings
4.6 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Knows Medical History 4.3
Time Spent with Patient 4.5
Patient Rating of Doctor 3.9

6 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2017

Illana is wonderful about relaying all options and the pros and cons of each

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2017

Alana was amazing to my boyfriend and I throughout our pregnancy. amazing experience.

Reviewed on May 27, 2017

My midwife, Ilana Kresch assisted in giving me the most beautiful birthing experience I could ask for, I will be forever grateful.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2017

explained about different birth controls and answered questions about that days procedures

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2017

The midwife who was on & delivered my son was amazing. I actually enjoyed the labor process because of her.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2017

Ilana was friendly & helpful, good bedside manner, cheerful personality, not rushed to get me out.

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