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Certified Nurse Midwives - CNM's are licensed and regulated under their nursing license. They are the ideal primary care for low risk pregnant mothers. They can practice in hospitals, birth centers, or attend home births. They can not practice in hospitals and attend births at home in the US. This is not true in other countries. In every other country with socialized medicine midwives attend the majority of births.

Not all midwives are non-intervention oriented. You must interview and know what kinds of questions to ask to evaluate if they are a good match for you. BirthLink can help with this process please call us for referrals or to consider a birth options consultation.

To find Midwives that attend home births, please see "Home Birth Practitioners - Midwives and Doctors".

See alphabetical listings for Illinois certified nurse midwives below. Please contact the practitioner directly to schedule an appointment or if you have any questions. Be sure to let them know BirthLink sent you!

 

SPOTLIGHT:

Offering low-intervention birthing with the personal care of experienced, supportive midwives and staff, the Alternative Birthing Center at West Suburban Medical Center provides free-mobility labor; spacious home-like rooms; water tubs for labor and birth; along with high quality care for you and your baby.


Two midwife practices offer prenatal and birth services at the ABC. PCC South Family Family Health Center & West Suburban Midwife Associates. Contact them directly for a free interview.

                                

 


"A midwife's work means something: It prepares the woman to go through childbirth in a way that's transformative and empowering. The empowerment and self respect she learns in labor is passed on to the child in a loving relationship."
- Ina May Gaskin CPM

 




Wendy Allen APN CNM

Northwest Professional OB/GYNE

Arlington Heights IL

847-577-2229, 847-542-8206 c

www.for-women-only.org

cnmwdallen@sbcglobal.net

Area Served: Chicago & Suburbs

Certified Nurse Midwife providing full-scope individualized care to women of all ages. Believe strongly in educating women to help them achieve their own personal goals. Most insurance accepted, including Kid Care and public aid. Births at Northwest Community Hospital. One on one care.

 

Mary Bauer CNM - Director
AVIVA Womens Health and Midwifery
Chicago IL - 3 Office Locations
312-491-5092

312-966-7663 Appointments

mbauer3@uic.edu
Area Served: Chicago & Suburbs

Prenatal care and birthing. Well woman care from teen through menopause. Focus on individualized care. Offering birth alternatives in a family centered setting at St. Mary's. Practice Director. UIC College of Nursing Clinical Faculty. BA 1979, MS 2008 from University of Illinois.


Ariel Derringer CNM
Northwestern Medical Group
Chicago IL
312-926-8811

www.nmpg.com
aderringer@nmh.org
Area Served: Chicago & Suburbs

Certified Nurse Midwife, Masters of Science degree in Nursing, Yale University. Ms. Derringer believes in working as a partner with patients to achieve their desired birth experience.

 

Stephanie Fitting CNM

Northwestern Medical Group
Chicago IL
312-926-8811

www.nmpg.com

Area Served: Chicago & Suburbs

Empowering women to know their bodies and to develop a partnership to give holistic, personalized care. Support for achieving physical and emotional well-being throughout the life-cycle and positive childbirth experiences for growing families. Graduate of Oregon Health & Science University.

 

Margarita Flores CNM
AVIVA Womens Health and Midwifery
Chicago IL - 3 Office Locations
312-491-5092

312-966-7663 Appointments
Area Served: Chicago & Suburbs

Prenatal care and birthing. Well woman care from teen through menopause. Focus on individualized care. Offering birth alternatives in a family centered setting at St. Mary's. Offering water birth.

 

Joyce Garcia-Gonzales CNM

Rush-Copley Midwifery

Aurora IL

630-978-4800

www.rushcopley.com/midwifery

Area Served: West & Far West Suburbs

Providing individualized care to women throughout their lives including adolescent care, contraception management, family planning, annual visits and menopausal care. Experienced with unmedicated and alternative birth methods. Personalized, compassionate labor support. Deliveries at Rush-Copley. Spanish Speaking.


Linda Given Welch CNM MS
Midwest Center for Women's Healthcare
Evanston IL
847-869-3300
www.mcwh.net
lgwcnm@sbcglobal.net
Area Served: Chicago & Suburbs

Master's prepared Certified Nurse Midwife. Preconception & prenatal care with deliveries at Evanston Hospital. Full scope gynecological care with special interest in contraception, counseling, adolescent healthcare and midwife menopause care. Offices in Evanston & Glenview. Supportive collaborating physicians.

 

Amy Graf CNM - Director
The Nurse Midwifery Group
Chicago IL
773-989-6200
www.swedishcovenant.org/medical-services/midwifery
E-mail contact info on web site.
Area Served: Chicago & Suburbs

Our group of Certified Nurse-Midwives is committed to providing a natural, non-interventive childbirth experience and a holistic approach to women’s healthcare. Our mission is to partner with our patients and empower women to participate in decision making.

 

 

 

 


Isabelle Guillou APN CNM

Rush-Copley Midwifery

Aurora IL

630-978-4800

www.rushcopley.com/midwifery

Area Served: West & Far West Suburbs

Providing individualized care to women throughout their lives including adolescent care, contraception management, family planning, annual visits and menopausal care. Experienced with unmedicated and alternative birth methods. Board-certified by the American College of Nurse Midwives. International board-certified lactation consultant. Deliveries at Rush-Copley.

 

Carrie Hanson CNM

NorthShore Assoc for OB/Gyn
Evanston IL
847-475-1224
Area Served: Chicago & Suburbs

Certified Nurse Midwife providing prenatal, intrapartum, postpartum care, breastfeeding support, gynecological care across the lifespan. Focus on patient education and advocacy. Unique practice helping women experience birth naturally. Supportive collaborating physicians and hospital environment. Offices in Evanston and Glenview.

 

Carol Hirschfield CNM - Director
Northwestern Medical Group
Chicago IL
312-926-8811

www.nmpg.com

chirschf@nmh.org

Area Served: Chicago & Suburbs

Certified Nurse Midwife, Masters of Science degree from Georgetown University. Medical interests include natural childbirth, family planning and warm water immersion for labor and delivery.

Bridget Kenny CNM
AVIVA Women's Health and Midwifery
Chicago IL - 3 Office Locations
312-491-5092

312-966-7663 Appointments
Area Served: Chicago & Suburbs

Prenatal care and birthing. Well woman care from teen through menopause. Focus on individualized care. Offering birth alternatives in a family centered setting at St. Mary's. Offering water birth.

Gaye Koconis CNM
North Shore Assoc in Gyn/OB
Evanston IL
847-475-1224
Area Served: Chicago & Suburbs

Worked with childbearing women in and around the Chicago area since 1996 and has been a Certified Nurse Midwife since 2002. Her practice is strongly committed to empowering, supporting and educating women during pregnancy and childbirth. Evanston North Shore Hospital. Offices in Evanston and Glenview. VBAC offered.

 

Debi Lesnick CNM
NorthShore Assoc for OB/Gyn
Evanston IL
847-475-1224
Area Served: Chicago & Suburbs

Certified since 1993, Also educated in Anthropology, Italian, and History. Fluent Italian. Excellent backup physicians. Teen, well woman, pre & post menopausal gyne care. Evanston North Shore Hospital. Offices in Evanston and Glenview. VBAC offered.

 

Shirley Moore CNM - Director
Midwifery & Women's Health of Elmhurst Clinic
Oak Park & Elmhurst IL
331-221-9009

www.oakparkmidwife.com
sjamoore@netscape.net
Area Served: Chicago & Suburbs

Certified nurse-midwife. Prenatal care and birth support in ABC including waterbirth. Full scope gynecologic services. Care for women throughout the lifecycle including teens and menopausal therapies. Use of a variety of alternatives. Self pay, full insurance, Kid Care and public aid accepted.

 

Lia Moss CNM
Northwestern Medical Group
Chicago IL
312-926-8811

www.nmpg.com

Area Served: Chicago & Suburbs

Graduate from University of Illinois at Chicago in Midwifery and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner. Interests include empowering women to learn about their bodies and to realize personal fulfillment with their labor and birth, gynecological care, and family planning.

 

Kendra Oliver-Hudson CNM

NorthShore Assoc for OB/Gyn
Evanston IL
847-475-1224
Area Served: Chicago & Suburbs

Certified Nurse Midwife providing prenatal, intrapartum, postpartum care, breastfeeding support, gynecological care across the lifespan. Focus on patient education and advocacy. Unique practice helping women experience birth naturally. Supportive collaborating physicians and hospital environment. Offices in Evanston and Glenview.

 

Julie Omar CNM
Northwestern Medical Group
Chicago IL
312-926-8811

www.nmpg.com
Area Served: Chicago & Suburbs

Graduate University of Illinois at Chicago Midwifery School 2007. Working with NMPG since then. Interests include empowering women, providing honorable, holistic comprehensive care free of judgment. Offering wisdom, and expert advice to women with high regard for their personal choices.


 

Katie Peterson CNM MS
Midwest Center for Women's Healthcare
Evanston IL
847-869-3300
www.mcwh.net
kpeterson@mcwhc.com
Area Served: Chicago & Suburbs

Master's prepared Certified Nurse Midwife. Preconception & prenatal care with deliveries at Evanston Hospital. Full scope gynecological care with special interest in contraception, counseling, adolescent healthcare and midwife menopause care. Offices in Evanston & Glenview. Supportive collaborating physicians.

 

Mary Saracco MM CNM
Midwifery & Women's Health of Elmhurst Clinic
Oak Park & Elmhurst IL
331-221-9009

www.oakparkmidwife.com
Area Served: Chicago & Suburbs

Certified nurse-midwife. Prenatal care and birth support in ABC including waterbirth. Full scope gynecologic services. Care for women throughout the lifecycle including teens and menopausal therapies. Use of a variety of alternatives. Self pay, full insurance, Kid Care and public aid accepted.

 

Marybeth Waldorf CNM

Midwifery & Women's Health of Elmhurst Clinic
Oak Park & Elmhurst IL
331-221-9009

www.oakparkmidwife.com
sjamoore@netscape.net
Area Served: Chicago & Suburbs

Certified nurse-midwife. Prenatal care and birth support in ABC including waterbirth. Full scope gynecologic services. Care for women throughout the lifecycle including teens and menopausal therapies. Use of a variety of alternatives. Self pay, full insurance, Kid Care and public aid accepted.

 

Amy Wasserman MS CNM
AVIVA Womens Health and Midwifery
Chicago IL - 3 Office Locations
312-491-5092

312-966-7663 Appointments
Area Served: Chicago & Suburbs

Prenatal care and birthing. Well woman care from teen through menopause. Focus on individualized care. Offering birth alternatives in a family centered setting at St. Mary's.

 

West Suburban Midwife Associates Ltd

Gayle Riedmann CNM

Cynthia Mason CNM

Brigitte Raahaughe CNM

Nicole Shapiro CNM
Oak Park IL
708-848-3800
www.westsubmidwives.com
info@westsubmidwives.com
Area Served: Northern IL, Southern WI, NW IN & SW MI

Unique boutique private CNM-owned practice. Non-intervention birth, optimal positioning, therapeutic touch, water birth, VBAC and caring support in the Alternative Birth Center. Also well-woman gynecology and family planning. We are in-network for most PPO, HMO and offer discounts for self pay.

 

Amy Willetts CNM
Northwestern Medical Group
Chicago IL
312-926-8811

www.nmpg.com
Area Served: Chicago & Suburbs


Certified Nurse Midwife, Masters of Science degree in Nursing from University of Illinois, Chicago Medical interests include promoting women’s health and disease prevention, educating women about their bodies, family planning and birth control options.

 

Meredith Wu CNM

Northwestern Medical Group
Chicago IL
312-926-8811

www.nmpg.com
Area Served: Chicago & Suburbs

Bachelor's from Smith College instilled a strong commitment to women's issues; attended Yale for midwifery. Working with pregnant families since 2003 as a doula, yoga instructor, and midwife. She loves to spend time with her boy/girl twins born February 2013.

 

Barbara Zimmerman Minnich CNM

NorthShore Assoc for OB/Gyn
Evanston IL
847-475-1224
Area Served: Chicago & Suburbs

Certified Nurse Midwife providing prenatal, intrapartum, postpartum care, breastfeeding support, gynecological care across the lifespan. Focus on patient education and advocacy. Unique practice helping women experience birth naturally. Supportive collaborating physicians and hospital environment. Offices in Evanston and Glenview.

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