I am a Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) licensed in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, accepting clients for well-woman and pregnancy care.
History: I’ve wanted to be a midwife for as long as I can remember. It’s not a stretch to say my journey into midwifery began with my own birth. I was born by home birth in the Netherlands, where the majority of births are still with midwives and many take place at home. As a child, I thought all babies were born at home. Only later did I learn from friends and classmates how unique my home birth was.
Education and Training: My roots in New Hampshire run deep. I attended Pine Hill Waldorf School and graduated from ConVal High School before attending the University of New Hampshire, where I earned a batchelor of science in Nursing. I live locally in the Monadnock Region, where most of my family still resides. Read More Here
Jessica has been a licensed massage therapist specializing in prenatal massage since 2008 and prior to that work she worked as a doula in southern NH. In 2014 she began assisting in deliveries with Hearts and Hands Women's Care and in early 2015 she completed the training in birth assisting as she moved into the role of the primary birth assistant. These three skills along with her gentle and supportive presence complement the skills of the primary midwife at each birth. Jessica had three children, Eli, Emma, and Simon, all three were received into the care of midwives which deepened her trust and support of midwifery lead out of hospital birth.
Personal statement: I have always felt passionate about pregnancy and birth and was able to have three wonderful home births, each very different and empowering. Read more about Jess here
My name is Theresa Small, and I am a Registered nurse studying to be a certified nurse midwife. I am a mother of three from Milford NH. I have a wonderful husband and children who have been a great support to me throughout my journey. I’ve cared for women and children as a certified OB nurse in L&D, Nursery, postpartum and pediatrics for the last 22 years through direct patient care as well as in leadership roles. As a manager and, educator I worked on policy changes and provided nursing education in all aspects of obstetrical care. I am a neonatal resuscitation provider instructor and have also been a pediatric advanced life support instructor in the past.
I have always been inspired to be a midwife and finally decided to pursue my Master’s degree as a Certified Nurse Midwife. I am entering the final year of the nurse midwifery program at the University of Cincinnati with the intention to graduate in August of 2018.
As a perinatal nurse in the hospital setting, I have always strived to provide women with the birth experience that they have desired. I am proud of my work assisting women through natural childbirth, and I have been interested in learning more about the home birth process. Over this past year, I have had the opportunity to assist with some births with Sarah Bay, and it has been very rewarding. I am excited to begin working with her as a student and hope to be a valuable part of her practice over the next year.
Photo Credit: mindful mama birth brooklyn logan - at the birth of Rhys 2018
Theresa Small RNC-OB, C-EFM
Certified Nurse Midwifery student
University of Cincinnati
Nurse Midwives in the United States are health care providers who offer services to women of all ages and stages of life. With their advanced education and their focus on research and partnering with women, they are among the most modern, forward-thinking health providers in the United States today.
Midwives focus on what is most important to each woman’s unique situation and values and often work with other members of the health care team.
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