Midwifery

At St. Joseph Hospital Midwifery, we bring women’s healthcare “full circle,” providing care for women throughout their reproductive years and beyond. From first exams for adolescents to post-menopausal counseling, our certified nurse midwives offer sensitive care that combines clinical expertise with an understanding of a woman’s physical and emotional needs.

Midwives are experts in women’s healthcare. The term midwife means “with the woman” and that’s exactly where you’ll find us ~ with you whenever you need us.

A Certified Nurse Midwife is a registered nurse who has graduated from an advanced education program accredited by the American College of Nurse Midwives. At St. Joseph Hospital, we feel that midwifery is both a science and an art. Our CNMs are licensed by the state of New Hampshire. We are experienced at blending medical, pharmaceutical, technological, herbal and homeopathic treatments to meet your unique needs.

For first time parents, the thought of parenthood can be overwhelming. At St. Joseph Hospital, we offer a wide range of classes, consultations and support services to help ease those concerns and allow you care for your newborn with confidence.

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Pregnancy and Childbirth

St. Joseph Hospital Midwifery integrates the latest technology with a natural approach to childbirth and delivery. We take the time to listen to you, welcome your questions and encourage you, with family and friends, to have the safe and healthy pregnancy and experience you desire.

During pregnancy, we monitor the health of both mother and baby as we help you plan for the birth experience. We also can treat any common health problems and handle referrals for further prenatal testing if needed. We respect your choices for childbirth, including natural births, alternative therapies or epidural anesthesia, and, of course, a physician is available during labor and delivery.

St. Joseph Hospital midwives attend births 24 hours a day, seven days a week at St. Joseph Hospital. We also collaborate closely with St. Joseph Hospital OB/GYN physicians for patients requiring physician consultations or services.

Obstetrics

Services include:

  • Infertility Testing
  • Preconception Counseling
  • Pregnancy Testing
  • Prenatal Care, including education about nutrition and exercise
  • Childbirth Planning, including education about childbirth methods and classes
  • Birth Plans/Birth Ball/Birth Stool/Hydrotherapy/Hypnobirthing
  • Labor & Delivery Care
  • Breastfeeding Support & Education
  • Post-Delivery Care
  • Epidural Anesthesia
  • Surgical Assist at Cesarean Section

Well Woman Care

You will appreciate the personalized care and support you’ll receive in our woman centered environment. We offer routine exams and can assist with gynecological health concerns such as menstrual problems, infections and pre-conception counseling. We also can ease the transition through menopause using conventional and natural remedies.

Gynecology

Services include:

  • Pap Smears & Annual Exams
  • Family Planning Methods
  • Menstrual Problems
  • Vaginal Infections
  • Menopause Care & Options
  • Bladder Problems
  • Health Promotion
  • Ultrasounds
  • Vitamins/Minerals/Herbal Supplements/Alternatives Treatments

Meet Our Team

Our team of Certified Nurse Midwives look forward to caring for you and your newborn throughout this exciting time in life.

Sarah Bay, CNM, APRN

St. Joseph Hospital Midwifery

Brittney Bergeron, CNM APRN

St. Joseph Hospital Midwifery

Jennifer Johnson, DNP, CNM, APRN

St. Joseph Hospital Midwifery

Rebecca Keller, MSN, CNM, APRN

St. Joseph Hospital Midwifery

Darlaine Laviolette, CNM, APRN

St. Joseph Hospital Midwifery

Theresa Small, CNM, APRN

St. Joseph Hospital Midwifery

Jaylon Von Mertens, CNM APRN

St. Joseph Hospital Midwifery

Carol Wong, CNM APRN

St. Joseph Hospital Midwifery

603-882-3000
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