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Pregnancy Care Your Way
As part of our philosophy of building healthy relationships and providing options in childbirth, you have the choice of seeing a certified nurse midwife or a physician for your care. At your first prenatal appointment, you will be asked to select which group you would like to see throughout your pregnancy. While you may meet only one group during your pregnancy, each and every member of our team is involved in your care. We work collaboratively to ensure your safety and satisfaction as you prepare for the birth of your baby.
Our staff of registered nurses and office professionals is available by phone every weekday between 8 AM and 5 PM to speak with you if you have questions or a problem that cannot wait until your next office visit. At all other times, providers are on call to address urgent matters.
Certified Nurse Midwives at Cooley Dickinson Women’s Health provide expert care and support to women throughout their reproductive life span from teen years through post-menopause. Midwives partner with women and their families to promote optimal health in pregnancy and childbirth, with a focus personalized care, education and informed choice.
Our team of midwives provides prenatal care in the yellow house on the campus of Cooley Dickinson Hospital. They also offer select hours at our Amherst and Cooley Dickinson Hospital locations. All deliveries are performed at the Childbirth Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team of health care professionals.
“It’s one thing to be the nurse working alongside the doctors and midwives. But it was a whole new experience being the patient! Audrey is one healthy baby because of all your help – we can’t thank you enough.”
-Sarah Lambert Hurley, RN, Cooley Dickinson Childbirth Center (on her experience with the birth of baby Audrey born at the Childbirth Center, May, 2016).
CARE TEAM: MEET THE MIDWIVES
“I am happy to be back in the Northampton area, providing compassionate and individualized midwifery care. Whether it’s a routine exam or the birth of your child, I am committed to making each encounter a satisfying and rewarding experience.”
“As a midwife and acupuncturist, I am interested in all aspects of a woman’s health: physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual. I see my role as her partner in creating as much wellness as possible during pregnancy, birth, and throughout life.”
“I was a patient advocate for domestic violence survivors when I first felt the calling to be a midwife; listening to women and trusting their decisions remains the cornerstone of my practice. It is my honor to help women feel healthy and empowered throughout the reproductive lifespan.”
“The women I care for teach me how to support them during some of the most challenging transitions of their lives. Pregnancy, birth, infertility, miscarriage, menopause, or an annual exam are opportunities for women to voice their concerns and to make changes to improve their health.”
“I am passionate about providing OB/GYN care for women and families. I feel privileged to be able to help women make informed choices about their pregnancies and gynecological health and well-being.”
“Years ago, I worked in a women’s health practice and closely observed the passionate work of the nurse-midwife. Now, some 35 years later, I have spent my life caring for women. I provide a listening ear and empower them to make healthy lifestyle decisions.”
“As a midwife, I am passionate about providing empathetic evidence based care to all women and families. I feel honored to be a part of some of life’s most intimate moments and always strive to listen to my patients’ wishes, fears and needs.”
“I became a midwife because I believe that having a positive childbirth experience is powerful. The memory of birth can inform a woman’s sense of confidence and self-worth for a lifetime. I always strive in my work to allow women to make informed choices that will provide them with an empowering birth and health care experience.”