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 ;    3808 Main Street,  Burdett,  NY, 14818, 607-546-7936 www.septemberhillmidwifery.com   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 – 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 CNM;Helene Thompson-Scott CNM; Julana M. Spaulding, CNM, BSN, MN; Jo Wrona, CNM, Tammy Farnham CNM; Alexis Lauren Gee CNM; Megan Hogan-Roy, CNM, MS; Pam Jurich-Wright CNM; Heather Lane CNM; Caitlin LeGros, CNM, MSN, WHNP-BC; Melinda Pisaro, CNM, BSN, MSN; Jenney Stringer CNM; Sarah Ludlow Jensen, CNM, Holly Pranaat,CNM

Rochester Regional Health Midwifery Group at Bay Creek: Catherine Burke CNM, Robin MacIntyre CNM, Bethany Fjeldheim CNM, and Kay Hausman, CNM, Christy Jackson, CNM. 2000 Empire Blvd, Webster NY 14580 Phone 585-922-0374 . Fax 585-787-2533; Attend births at Rochester General Hospital


 Midwives practicing with Obstetricians:

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