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.
ANNE MARGOLIS is a Licensed Certified Nurse Midwife, OB/GYN Nurse Practitioner, Certified Yoga Teacher, and Clarity Breathwork Practitioner. She is a 3rd generation guide to mommas birthing babies in her family. Anne has helped thousands of families in her 20+ year midwifery practice. She has been serving the online community with a rapidly growing following on social media of over 69,000 women and the professionals who serve them, around the world.
Through her online childbirth course 'Love Your Birth', her online and in-person midwifery for pregnancy and postpartum support consultations, her birth professional mentoring, her holistic gynecology and traveling homebirth midwifery offerings she infuses wisdom, compassion, inspiration, and joy into the entire process of women’s wellness from mama-hood to menopause.
Anne’s work, insights and advice have been seen on TV shows and movies including 4 episodes of “A Baby Story” on TLC and the Discovery Channel, and the award winning feature documentary, 'Orgasmic Birth.' She has been interviewed for local and national radio programs and podcasts. Anne has also been a featured speaker and expert panelist at distinguished events for Weil-Cornell School of Medicine, the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, and the RCC State University of New York School of Nursing to name a few.
She has midwifed mommas and babies for over two decades, with clients describing her as “passionate, sensitive, big hearted, and a playful ball of light.” When she’s not helping mommas around the world you can find her doing yoga (anywhere and everywhere), dancing, traveling, enjoying family time and watching comedy.
Anne teaches women life skills - tools for not only coping with, but also loving their experience, however it unfolds, whatever challenges they face along the way. Anne helps mommas create and live in their joy, find their authentic voice, and their divine feminine power and strength as women. She preserves the sacred space so that a women's body can do what it needs to do to fully surrender to the process, and still be completely empowered and worshipped like a goddess during her birth. When Anne helps a woman with her pregnancy, birth, or with postpartum, she has been told that it changes the mom’s life and her baby’s life forever. It becomes a family experience that ripples out to impact everyone and it enhances the lives and relationships of all whom they touch. Anne is so thrilled that after over twenty years of working with her local community she is now able to support mommas to have incredible journeys to birth and mama-hood, no matter where they live or what their plans are. Anne feels the more we can share information and create environments for empowered births and living, the more healthy, happy and vibrant families can be.
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