140 Hospital Drive
Bennington, Vermont 05201
Women’s View Midwifery serves women and families in Vermont, New York, and surrounding areas. Our practice consists of two board certified nurse midwives who focus on individualized patient care. Our mission is to promote the health and wellbeing of women and newborns within their families and communities through the development and support of the profession of midwifery.
We honor the normalcy of women's lifecycle events. We believe in watchful waiting and non-intervention in normal processes. We will utilize appropriate interventions and technology for current or potential health problems.
We work collaboratively with other members of the healthcare team as needed for consultations to provide optimal health care. Our providers have admission privileges at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, Vermont for your labor and delivery. Ancillary services such as routine lab work and ultrasounds can be performed at the facility of your preference. Acute or urgent care needs are managed through SVMC.
Kim is a graduate of Baystate Medical Center in Massachusetts and has been practicing as a Certified Nurse Midwife since 1998.
Before her certification as a midwife she worked as the RN nurse manager in labor and delivery at a local hospital. Kim currently maintains her ACNM certification and licensure in both New York and Vermont.
"The moment I entered nursing school, I knew that I wanted to pursue a career in maternity. It has always been a part of me, something in my core. Midwifery chose me, it has always been who I am. Even at the age of eight years old, my mother could always find me at a neighbor’s home helping a new mother with her baby while other children where outside on their bicycles or playing on the swing set. I always wanted to be part of their experience and as a result was nick-named “Mother Hen”. To this day, it gives me great joy to be a part of such a special process.
I remember the first time I witnessed the birth of a baby. I was 20 years old in nursing school at Glens Falls Hospital. I was completely amazed by this miracle. Little did I know then, that after 30 years and over 2,000 births later, the miracle of birth is just as amazing. When I first began my journey to become a Certified Nurse Midwife, I could not have anticipated the sense of gratification that I would also feel by helping my gynecological patients. Whether it be educating women about contraception, self breast exams, smoking cessation, diet and exercise, comforting them due to a poor diagnosis or loss of a loved one, or simply being their sounding board for concerns, I am so privileged to be able to assist women of all ages and in different stages of their lives.
I am very blessed to be a part of the “family” of the women in our community."
Amy is a graduate of Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing in Kentucky. She received her masters in nursing from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio. She has been practicing as a Certified Nurse Midwife since 1997.
Prior to certification as a midwife she worked as a Registered Nurse at a tertiary care center in labor and delivery. Amy currently maintains her ACNM certification and licensure in both New York and Vermont.
"My journey into midwifery began in a very unusual manner. I was not the typical young mother whose magical memories of birth lead me into the field. It was quite the contrary. I was studying biology in my bachelor’s program with aspirations to become a pediatrician. A job opening at a tertiary care center provided me with an opportunity to gain some practical experience along my path to medical school. The only available position was in labor and delivery and I grabbed it. It was in the first ten minutes of my first shift that I was thrust into an old, green-tiled delivery room to assist a nurse with her patient who was ready to deliver. I must admit that I wasn’t much help as I stood in the corner all masked and gowned. My bottom jaw was on the floor as I witnessed this perfect miracle unfold before me.
It was at that very moment that my life changed forever. I knew that this is what I was meant to do. However, I felt that there was something not quite right. This family was overwhelmed with happiness and the baby was perfect but everything seemed so sterile and lacked intimacy. I mentioned it to several of the nurses at various times over the next year as birth became a more routine part of my life. It never really seemed to strike a chord. We worked at a tertiary care center and saved lives. We kept people safe. What was I talking about?
The summer of my junior year brought a nurse into my life that was prepping to go to midwifery school. She got it. She knew exactly what I was talking about. She introduced to me the concept of being “with women”. She taught me how to educate women about their bodies and take care of their souls. I did a complete about face and adjusted my path to midwifery. I’ve lived & loved; cared & shared; cried & grieved all with the lovely ladies that have allowed me to be a part of their lives and I haven’t regretted one single moment."
Office visits consist of a schedule of routing prenatal visits as well as urgent visits if the need should arise. The guideline for routine prenatal visits is as follows: Every 4 weeks for the first 28 weeks of pregnancy, every 2 weeks until 36 weeks and then weekly visits beginning at 36 weeks gestation. Your family members are welcome to come with you to your visits.
Appointments are made during our office hours, Monday through Friday - 9am until 4pm. We ask that if you are unable to keep an appointment to please call to cancel/reschedule. Please confirm we have your current phone number on file at each visit to ensure we are able to reach you.
We look forward to working together with you to provide a positive healthcare experience.
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