Dr. Nielsen earned her medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine before moving to Chicago, where she completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern Medical Center. Dr. Nielsen then moved further west to Denver, where she completed her fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine. During her training, Dr. Nielsen actively participated in education and training of medical students and residents, frequently giving lectures about topics in high-risk obstetrics both locally and around the state of Colorado. She also completed several original research projects that have been presented at local and national conferences. Dr. Nielsen is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is board-eligible in Maternal Fetal Medicine. When not at work, Dr. Nielsen loves spending time with her family and her dog. She enjoys all forms of sport and exercise, being outdoors, listening to live music, and learning and developing new skills and interests like cooking or playing the banjo.


Medical School
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern Medical Center

Maternal Fetal Medicine, University of Colorado

Certifications & Memberships

Board-certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Board-eligible, Maternal Fetal Medicine


American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Gold Humanism Honor Society
Fellow American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology



Languages Spoken


Procedures & Conditions

  • Chronic maternal medical conditions
  • Complications of pregnancy including PPROM, preterm labor, asymptomatic cervical dilation, and preeclampsia
  • Management of multiple gestations
  • Preconception counseling
  • Diagnosis and management of placenta accreta spectrum disorders
  • Perinatal diagnostic ultrasound
  • Fetal echocardiogram
  • Amniocentesis
  • Cerclage, both transvaginal and abdominal
  • Percutaneous umbilical cord sampling, intrauterine transfusion


Maternal and Fetal Medicine

Office Locations

Austin Maternal Fetal Medicine
12200 Renfert Way
Suite G-3
Austin, TX 78758
Phone: (512) 821-2540
Fax: (512) 776-1956