What is a midwife?/ FAQs

What is a midwife?

Midwives are highly trained, board certified health care practitioners who provide comprehensive prenatal care as well as care during labor, birth and the postpartum period. My practice also provides well person gynecological, contraceptive, and pre-conception care as well as in-depth and holistic fertility counseling and intrauterine insemination.

The midwifery model of care is a collaborative, family-centered, empowering model that focuses on providing patients with individualized care uniquely suited to their specific physical, mental, emotional and cultural needs.

I work in New York State where midwives are independent practitioners. I order and interpret diagnostic tests and ultrasounds. I also have a DEA license and can prescribe medication.

CNMs (Certified Nurse Midwives) are trained nurses (RNs) and also have a master’s degree in midwifery. I have the CNM certification with a master’s degree from Columbia University.

Can I see a midwife for all of my routine gyn care?

Yes! You can come see me for annual exams, pap smears, birth control, vaginitis, STI testing and treatment, medication abortion, and more!  If your care requires referral to a gynecologist for more complicated pathology, testing, or treatment I will work with you to find the right fit.

Do you accept insurance?

I am not in-network with any insurance company, but all testing, lab work, and prescription medications will be billed to insurance. Please see “Rates and Insurance Info” page for more information.