Kirsten Kowalski-Lane of Florence, MA writes: The Massachusetts Friends of Midwives (MFOM) is hosting a statewide program of Birth Circle meetings for pregnant women to meet with women who have already birthed with midwives. The Birth Circle is a meeting of like-minded moms interested in sharing support, information and personal experiences about pregnancy & birth. Each meeting begins with a positive hospital/birth center birth and a positive home birth story. After the… Read More
Tucker Kueny, MD Accepts Offer of Midwifery Medical Director Post Cooley’s midwifery practice to progress at quicker pace; certified nurse midwife recruitment continues with a practice opening planned for June 2008. Following a nationwide search to locate the medical director of Cooley Dickinson’s new midwifery program, the physician who accepted the post resides in Northampton, MA and was recommended by area women at one of the hospital’s community focus groups.
HOSPITAL RESPONDS TO LOCAL COMMUNITY CONCERNS In response to questions from the community, Acting CEO Carol Smith says “fit with this community is essential!” Cooley Dickinson Hospital (Northampton, MA) has a longstanding commitment to providing a range of childbirth/women’s health services to Hampshire and Franklin residents, but since June, certified nurse midwife-assisted deliveries here have not been an option. Cooley Dickinson Hospital’s Acting CEO Carol Smith, RN expects that to change shortly…. Read More