Fletcher Allen, a Vermont university hospital and medical center, serves all of
Vermont and the northern New York region. Located in Burlington, Fletcher Allen is a regional, academic healthcare center and teaching hospital in alliance with the University of Vermont.
- UVM Medical Group Obstetrics and Midwifery
- Medical Center Campus
- East Pavilion, Level 4
- 111 Colchester Avenue
Burlington, VT, 05401
- Phone: 802-847-1400
- Fax: 802-847-8433
- Monday-Friday, 8 AM-5 PM
Our Philosophy of Care
The midwives who comprise the UVM Medical Group Obstetrics and Midwifery Service believe pregnancy and birth are normal, healthy events in the life of a woman and her family. We believe that everyone deserves a satisfying and safe birth experience.
Through education and communication, our nurse-midwives enable you to make important decisions about your care. We work with you to help you have the best possible birth experience, one that is tailored to your individual needs.
Working with a Nurse-Midwife
Midwifery is a tradition of women caring for women during pregnancy and childbirth. In fact, midwife means "with woman". Certified nurse-midwives are experienced women who are educated to rigorous standards in both nursing and midwifery and are board-certified.
Nurse-midwives provide care for women through their pregnancies, attend their births, providing hands-on labor support, and provide physical and emotional support after birth and with breastfeeding.
Nurse-midwives at Fletcher Allen do not perform home births – all our births take place in a hospital setting. In the hospital setting, the nurse-midwives provide full support for a natural childbirth. However, if you choose to have pain management or an epidural for your birth, our midwives support your individual needs and desires for a safe and satisfying birth.
We provide individualized maternity care focusing on the needs of each family. Our services include prenatal, intrapartum, postpartum, newborn, lactation, routine gynecologic care and family planning.
The Best of Both Worlds
In addition to providing nursing-midwifery, individualized care for low-risk pregnancies, our nurse-midwives work in collaboration with our physicians to provide the highest level of care for women with high-risk pregnancies.
Our nurse-midwives also serve as part-time faculty at the University of Vermont's College of Medicine, and act as preceptors for students from various Nurse-Midwifery Educational Programs.
As educators, nurses are responsible for teaching the principles and skills involved in the process of the normal events of pregnancy, labor and delivery, postpartum and breastfeeding. A research component with the Nurse-Midwifery Service continues to thrive.
Contact Fletcher Allen Nurse-Midwifery
Fletcher Allen Obstetrics Outpatient Clinic
East Pavilion, Level 4
Medical Center Campus
111 Colchester Avenue, Burlington, VT
Additionally, we are now providing midwifery services to a community practice in Essex Junction.