Midwifery Practice

The oldest continuous hospital-based midwifery practice in Massachusetts, the Midwifery Group at Brigham and Women’s Hospital welcomes more than 1,000 babies per year, offering continuous, 24-hour, in-hospital coverage for labor, delivery and triage. An integral part of the Brigham and Women’s Center for Women and Newborns, our midwives are certified by the American College of Nurse-Midwives and licensed by the state of Massachusetts.

An all-female group, the Midwifery Group provides:

  • Prenatal care
  • Midwifery care during labor
  • Postpartum care
  • Family planning and wellness education

We are proud of our long tradition of providing sensitive, thorough care for women. Our care principle is based on the midwifery philosophy that childbirth is a normal process. We incorporate the most recent and sophisticated medical practices into our care as needed, and we provide first-language prenatal care in English, Spanish, French, Cape Verdean Creole, and Haitian Kreyol to our patients.

For More Information

Better Living: Midwifery at Brigham and Women's Hospital video

Midwives & The Care They Provide video
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