Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital Birthplace
Our care teams at Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital offer high quality, personalized care for mom, baby and the entire family.
Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital provides support for expectant mothers in Rochester, Michigan and surrounding communities. The birth of a child can be one of the most exciting times of your life. Our team of specialists are here to support you every step of the way.
At Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital, we provide a wide range of education classes designed to help you plan and prepare for your birth experience and have the skills needed to confidently care for your baby once you return home. Once it’s time, our newly renovated, spacious rooms allows mom to stay in the same room throughout her labor, delivery and recovery.
Each room is equipped with the latest technology, and there is an OB and neonatologist in the hospital 24-hours a day. We’re staffed and equipped for both the expected as well as the unexpected, with operating rooms and a special care newborn nursery only steps away should they be needed.
Ascension Providence Rochester has Certified Nurse Midwives to help guide and support you throughout your pregnancy. We provide a spacious low-intervention suite with a whirlpool tub and a bed that can accommodate multiple positions.
You will have peace of mind knowing that a caring team is at your side for support during labor and delivery.
Certified Nurse Midwives
Ascension Providence Rochester’s midwifery program delivers a personalized birthing experience designed just for you, your baby and your family. Our Certified Nurse Midwives provide compassionate care that meets your needs and are dedicated to a healthy and safe birth for you and your baby.
Choosing a Midwife
Why choose a midwife?
Our midwives help promote a healthy pregnancy for you through education and support, empowering you to make choices with a common goal of a healthy mother and baby. Certified Nurse Midwives offer:
- Emphasis on education and wellness care
- More time at prenatal appointments
- Tailored care with shared decision-making
- Continuous one-to-one support during active labor
- Breastfeeding assistance
- Various comfort measures/pain relief options during labor
What is the difference between a Registered Nurse (RN) and a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM)?
Certified Nurse Midwives are Advanced Practice Nurses who have earned their Master of Science in Nurse-Midwifery. They have received specialty training in normal obstetrics and gynecology and are nationally certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB).
Meet Our Midwives
Julie is a Certified Nurse Midwife and Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner. She is certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) and National Certification Corporation (NCC). Julie received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Michigan State University and a Master of Science in Nurse-Midwifery from Frontier Nursing University. Julie has a special interest in normal healthy pregnancy and childbirth education, well woman care, family planning, and basic gynecology. She is passionate about promoting healthy lifestyle behaviors for women and believes health care should be individualized and provided in a compassionate manner that meets a woman’s needs through education and evidence-based practice.
Julie is a Certified Nurse Midwife, certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB). She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Oakland University and a Master of Science in Nurse-Midwifery from Wayne State University. Julie is also a certified prenatal and postnatal fitness instructor. She is an advocate for improved overall health through fitness and nutrition, and believes women can enhance preparation for birth through balanced and achievable training goals. Julie brings this philosophy to practice while caring for women through pregnancy and childbirth, and promoting wellness for women throughout their lives.