Midwifery

Compassionate, holistic obstetric and gynecologic care

Welcoming New Patients

Rochester Regional Health Midwifery care offers individualized gynecological and obstetric care for women of all ages – from adolescence through pregnancy, menopause and beyond.

Midwifery Group 2018

Call (585) 922-LINK (5465) to schedule a free 20-minute Meet and Greet appointment with one of our midwives or register  for an upcoming Meet the Midwives event. We look forward to meeting you!

Gynecological Care

  • Routine exams and screenings
  • Contraception
  • Perimenopause/Menopausal care
  • Teen Care

Pregnancy & Birth

  • Preconception counseling
  • Prenatal care
  • Labor support and delivery
  • at Rochester General Hospital
  • Postpartum care
  • VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean

Locations

Bay Creek Midwifery Group 
2000 Empire Blvd.
Webster, NY 14580
585.922.0374

The Women’s Center at Clinton Family
309 Upper Falls Blvd.
Rochester, NY 14605
585.922.0260

The Women’s Center at Portland
Medical Office Building (MOB)
1415 Portland Ave., Suite 400
Rochester, NY 14621
585.922.4200

Our Team

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Danielle Assibu-Gilmore, CNM, MSN

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Jama Joy Bernard, CNM, MSN

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Catherine Burke, CNM, MSN

I have been a midwife for 25 years and am still in awe of the miracle of pregnancy and birth, crying on a regular basis as families welcome their newly born children into the world. It was in the one-room, thatched homes of southern Mexico and Honduras, where I lived and worked for six years, that I discovered my calling to be with women throughout all stages of their lives, especially during pregnancy and birth. I earned my undergraduate degree from Boston College and my Master’s degree from Pace University. I received my Midwifery certification from the University of Southern California. I am fluent in Spanish and have cared for migrant farmworkers since 2002.

I joined Rochester Regional Health in 2017 and am thrilled to be a part of the Midwifery Group at Bay Creek and the Ob/Gyn team at Anthony Jordan Health Center. My passions are working with teens (first pelvic exams are my specialty) as well as empowering families during pregnancy and birth. In my free time, I am an outdoor enthusiast. I love to hike, bike, bake and play board games with my husband and four children.

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Bethany Fjeldheim, CNM, MSN

As a midwife, my philosophy of care is true to the definition of midwifery: to be with women. I feel it is a true honor to participate in and partner with women to provide excellent care across the lifespan. I was an Emergency Medical Technician in Chicago, where I earned a BS in Biology with a minor in Bioethics from Loyola University. I went on for my Masters of Science in Nursing at Vanderbilt University, where I specialized in Midwifery and also as a Family Nurse Practitioner. As the co-director of the Shade Tree Early Pregnancy Program in Nashville, I worked to provide initial prenatal visits for uninsured or underinsured women.

Today, I’m both a faculty member and private midwife at The Women’s Health Center at Clinton and Rochester Regional Health Midwifery Group at Bay Creek. During pregnancy and birth, I believe in “non-intervention in absence of complication.” Throughout the lifespan, I believe in empowering and educating women to be advocates for their health, and the health of their families and their communities. I am excited to stand with you!

 

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Robin MacIntyre, CNM, MSN

I received my RN from the Craig State School of Nursing and went to work as a staff RN and Clinical Nurse Preceptor in Maternal Child Nursing at United Memorial Hospital in Batavia. About 20 years later, I went back to school and earned my BSN from Daemen College. I then went on to earn my Certified Nurse Midwife from the Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing and my Master’s of Science in Nursing from Case Western Reserve University.

I’ve worked at hospitals in Buffalo, Elmira, and Rochester – and I spent a few years in St. Marys, Georgia. I joined Rochester Regional Health as a Certified Nurse Midwife more than 10 years ago, and I never looked back. Today, I’m also an adjunct faculty member at the Rochester Institute of Technology. For seven years, I was on the Board of Directors for the New York State Association of Licensed Midwives.

 

 

Additionally, we have an extended team of midwives who may provide patient care at Rochester General Hospital during labor and/or delivery:

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Kathleen Hausman, CNM

It has always been my passion to care for women and families throughout labor and birth. After 12 years as a labor and delivery nurse, I realized that while I was helping during the brief time of labor and delivery, I really wanted to do more. So, I went back to school in 2000 and earned my master’s degree in Midwifery from Stony Brook University. I have been fortunate to be able to work in a variety of settings, from freestanding birth centers to high-risk labor and delivery practices. No matter where a baby is born, helping that process to be as normal as possible is essential.

In my heart, being a midwife encompasses much more than the period of time it takes to have the baby. It means helping women make healthy choices from their teen years and throughout their lifespan.  If women have the knowledge and help to be healthy, it increases the likelihood that their pregnancy will be healthy and so will their baby!  I am dedicated to the advancement of nurses and midwives everywhere.

 

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Martha D. Thompson, CNM