MICHELLE CHIAFULIO, RN, CM, MS
Certified Midwife, Full Circle Women's Health
MICHELLE CHIAFULIO, RN, CM, MS, has been a midwife for 10 years, practicing first at a busy hospital in NYC where she loved the diversity of the women and grew professionally from the lessons and challenges of a high-risk setting. However, she has found her home for the last 7 years at Full Circle Women's Health, a private midwifery practice partnering with Phelps Memorial Hospital in Sleepy Hollow where she is grateful for the supportive environment for women and families. Laboring mothers at Phelps are able to freely move without continuous monitoring, use water for labor as well as epidurals if desired, and be active participants in all decisions of their care. She feels privileged to support women and their families during the transformative period of preconception, pregnancy and early parenting, and continues to expand her gynecological practice with special interests in nutrition and gut health. In her former life, Michelle was a Peace Corps health education volunteer in Benin, West Africa and a labor/ postpartum doula in NYC.
JACQUELINE GREENFIELD, CNM
(212) 423-6489 (office)
I’ve been a certified nurse-midwife more than 18 years. I work in a supportive New York City teaching hospital on 1st Avenue and 97th Street. Mine is a full-scope OB/GYN practice with seven other dedicated and talented midwives. We offer medication-free birth, large birthing rooms with shower, unlimited number of support people, and private postpartum rooms. If the baby has no immediate health concerns, we promote skin to skin contact for an hour after the birth, as well as breastfeeding support. If you desire medication, we have nitrous oxide as well as IV sedation and epidural anesthesia. We support any and all of your choices. We also offer personalized gynecological care and all forms of family planning. Call to arrange a private tour with me or one of my colleagues.
KATHY HERRON, CNM
Full Circle Women's Health
450 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 414
Harrison, NY 10528
(914) 421-1500 (office)
(914) 393-9485 (cell)
KATHY HERRON has been a midwife since 1986. She created her private practice, Full Circle Women's Health, in 2000 -- Westchester's only midwife-owned, independent, midwifery practice with hospital admitting privileges.
Kathy is now teaching midwifery school, nurturing the next generation of midwives. She has retired from the demands (and the joys!) of caring for women during pregnancy and birth. She maintains a gynecology practice, providing gentle and empowering care to women, from a teen's first visit through the post-menopausal years.
Her special interest is helping women with sexual pain and dysfunction, collaborating with a pelvic-floor physical therapist. They take a holistic and caring approach to the diagnosis and treatment of the many conditions that can contribute to this issue.
Kathy welcomes new and existing clients for routine gynecology or sexual health appointments.
SUSAN SCHMIDT, LM, CNM, MSN
JOURNEY TO BIRTH MIDWIFERY
After many years in mainstream midwifery practice, Susan currently provides homebirth care. With her long time friend and midwife partner, Catherine Gallagher CNM, Susan is co-owner of Journey To Birth Midwifery PLLC, located in Croton-on-Hudson, New York,
Susan and her partner, Cathy Gallagher, provide prenatal, labor, birth and postpartum care to low risk women seeking to birth at home. They also provide adjunct prenatal (and/or postpartum) care, for women choosing a hospital birth yet wanting a deeper prenatal (and/or postpartum) experience. Gentle gynecology with one hour visits are also offered at Journey To Birth. The emphasis is on optimizing health and well being through natural, holistic methods and includes annual exams, contraception, first gyn exams, hormonal imbalances during menopausal transition.
Susan has a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN) from Pace University in 1994, a Midwifery Certificate (CNM) from Frontier Nursing University in 1997, and a Master’s degree in Nursing (MSN) from Case Western Reserve University in 2000. She also has a Bachelor’s degree in Business (BBA) from the University of Wisconsin in 1981.
Contact JTB for a free consultation to consider whether homebirth is right for you, or to schedule a gentle gyn visit. 914-500-8864 www.journeytobirthmidwifery.com