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Get to Know West Wing Midwife, Kathryn

What path lead you to become a midwife?  I became a midwife because I love science and women. I took a women’s studies course in college, and it opened my eyes to the women’s movement and human rights issues. I also loved the human body, and I wanted to combine those two interests. When deciding…

Get to Know West Wing Midwife, Julie

What path lead you to become a midwife?  I loved my OB rotation in nursing school and knew I would want to do OB, labor and delivery, or newborn nursery nursing. After 10 years of doing all of those things, I decided I wanted to be able to “catch the baby” too, so I went…

Get to Know West Wing Midwife, Dana

What path lead you to become a midwife?  Toward the end of my Peace Corps service in Zaire, Africa I worked for 3 months with a British Midwife.  This launched my interest in midwifery as it combined my passions for working with women, teaching, holistic health, and the concept of birth as a natural process. …

Is a Water Birth Right for You?

As water births become more discussed around the United States, you might wonder about the benefits, risks, and if it could be right for you. While water birth is typically associated with home birth, water birth with the West Wing is performed within the facilities of South Peninsula Hospital. Inside our beautiful Family Birthing Center,…

Understanding the Differences Between CPMs, CNMs, and OBGYNs

No woman forgets the moment when they first found out they were pregnant. As you stare down at all those little test sticks, it’s easy to be flooded with many emotions, from exuberance to fear. But, whether it was planned or unplanned, your pregnancy is a life-changing and beautiful moment in your life! Once your…


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Our team of Certified Nurse Midwives provides routine prenatal care throughout pregnancy, including birth at the SPH birth center, as well as a full array of women’s services. The West Wing also offers Wellness exams, family planning, acute illness & a variety of other screenings & referrals.

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