Rochester Area Midwives

Midwives have attended women during pregnancy and childbirth for thousands of years.  American midwives today can be found in a variety of settings and practices.  Many midwives do both well-woman care and attend pregnant and birthing women, while some do just well-woman care, and others work only with pregnant women.  They might do just home births, just hospital births, or a combination of the two.  They might work independently, or in a midwifery group, or as part of a physician practice. In New York State Midwives are licensed.  When choosing a Midwifery practice check the type that best fits your needs and birth philosophy. You can find more information here.

 Independent Homebirth Midwives:

Seasons of Life – Brigitte Rhody-Garrison, CNM, MS – Midwifery & Women’s Health, Homebirth, Holistic health, Fertility & Wellness. Women’s Health Care for all stages of life! 585-737-0773; Pittsford, NY 14618 http://modernmidwife.net/ birthplanet@aol.com Presently only accepting patients for well-woman GYN care.

Welcome Home Midwifery Meg Grindrod, CNM,  Martha Badoukian, CNM, & Christina Kranz, CNM.  Homebirth care, Well woman annual exams, Family planning, Special interest in VBAC. (585) 271-7501; 2425 Clover Street, Rochester NY http://welcomehomemidwifery.com/ meg@welcomehomemidwifery.com

September Hill Midwifery –  Debora Bissonnette, CNM ;  Two locations:  3808 Main Street,  Burdett,  NY, 14818, & locally: 421 Penbrooke Road, Suite 3 Penfield, NY 14625 (585) 388-6086 www.septemberhillmidwifery.com  607-546-7936 dsephill07@yahoo.com Services: Preconception Counseling, Nutritional Counseling, Functional Medicine, Prenatal Care, Home birth, Lactation Support, Gynecological Services, Natural Family Planning/Fertility Awareness, Peri/Post-Menopausal Support.

 Upstate New York Homebirth Midwives Website: www.upstatenyhbmidwives.com

New York Homebirth Midwives  http://www.nyhomebirth.com


Independent Midwives practicing at hospitals:

 University of Rochester Midwives ( CNM’s )– Attend births at Highland Hospital, (585) 275-7892; main office:909 Culver Rd., 14609/125 Lattimore Rd., Rochester, NY https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/ob-gyn/midwifery.aspx?redir=www.midwifery.urmc.edu

Michele Burtner

Helene Thompson-Scott

Julana M. Spaulding, CNM, BSN, MN

Jo Wrona

Tammy Farnham

Alexis Lauren Gee

Megan Hogan-Roy, CNM, MS

Pam Jurich-Wright

Heather Lane

Caitlin LeGros, CNM, MSN, WHNP-BC

Melinda Pisaro, CNM, BSN, MSN

Jenney Stringer

 Midwives practicing with Obstetricians:

Lake Affect OB/GYN & Midwifery Care; Joan Brenner, CNM, Catherine Burke, CNM, & Dr. Jackie Howitt.  500 Helendale Rd., suite LLE-10, Rochester NY 14609. , 585-266-1220; Fax – 585-266-1227.  Attend births at Rochester General Hospital.

Unity Health Systems/Parkway OB-GYN – Donna Gray, CNM, NP; 2655 Ridgeway Ave., Ste. 180, ., Rochester NY 14626; 585-368-4000, www.unityhealth.org

The Women’s Center at Rochester General Hospital – 1415 Portland Ave., MOB Ste. 400, Rochester NY 14621; 585-922-4200; Midwives: Robin MacIntyre, CNN; Rosemary Janofsky, CNM; Kristi Royko, CNM; Julana Spaulding, CNM; Lynette Wilshire, CNM; Martha Thompson, CNM; Christy Jackson, CNM.
Newark Office: Marilyn Brooks, CNM; & Kay Hausman, CNM; 1250 Driving Park Ave., Newark, NY 14513.