Our Approach

Midwifery is an art that requires patience, thoughtful decisions, keen attention to detail, and a cautionary mindset that acts on behalf of you and your safety.

We provide evidence-based care which means using the best research about the effects of specific procedures, drugs, tests, and treatments, to help guide decision-making during labor and birth. This is the gold standard for maternity care worldwide.

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You may want a Certified Nurse Midwife to attend your birth if:

    • You think it is wiser to prevent complications of pregnancy rather than wait for them to occur and want someone to help you do so through good nutrition, exercise, positioning and birth preparation.
    • You like to be seen by someone who agrees with you that childbearing women are not sick, and that pregnancy and birth are normal processes just like puberty and menopause.
    • You want a seamless transition to care by an obstetrician or perinatologist (an expert in maternal and fetal medicine) should complications occur, or the need for surgery arise.
    • You want a health care provider who respects your autonomy as a parent and will have open and frank conversations about risk as she works with you to make decisions about your care.
    • You prefer a practitioner with authority to prescribe medications, hospital admitting privileges, a masters degree in nursing and national certification and licensure to provide health care services for women from adolescence through beyond menopause.
    • You would rather have the person who attends your birth check on you and assist you throughout your labor, rather than simply appear at the last minute for the moment of delivery.
    • You know that certified nurse midwives have excellent birth outcomes, with lower rates of cesarean section, instrument delivery, episiotomy and synthetic oxytocin usage and higher rates of breastfeeding.
    • You need to trust that medical interventions — such as cesarean section and induction of labor — are employed solely when needed for the health and well-being of mother and baby, rather than the convenience or routine of the provider and staff.
    • You recognize the wisdom of the growing number of U.S. women who are seeking to reclaim their body’s ability to give birth and who know that it does matter how and where and with whom a woman chooses to give birth.
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Brief History of Midwives

Throughout the ages, Midwives, traditionally female, have attended and supported births.  The perception of what constitutes a “traditional” birth has shifted radically in the past century.

For most in this lifetime, a male obstetrician is the norm for birth, and a surgical birth is the outcome for 1 in 3 women.

Midwives hope to change this “new norm” of intervention, and have done so by offering services that support a woman’s natural ability to birth — the way women have been birthing throughout history, all over the world.

From Our Mothers

“I transferred here just two weeks before I went into labor because I was coming to realize that My former OBGYN practice was not going to give me the delivery I really wanted. INtown Midwifery was the smartest swap I could make! They were SO AMAZING!! They gave me so much time and patiently cared for my every concern. They took my needs and wants seriously and I felt so cared for. I had the birth I wanted despite many challenges that arose during my delivery. They put my needs first and really helped me have the experience I wanted and needed. I couldn’t have had a natural birth without them and my doula Cynthia Dzalio who worked flawlessly with their care. I call them the Dream Team altogether! I couldn’t recommend a better group for the best experience.”

– Tova Gelfond