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.
Well-Women Gynecological Care
Well-Women Gynecological Care in Burlington, VT
Our nurse-midwives provide routine gynecologic care for women of all ages, begin at Menarche, or first menstruation, and continue through and beyond menopause.
Annual Gynecology Visits
The nurse-midwives can provide interval health care to women throughout their life cycle. This includes regular gynecological care with Pap smears, breast exams, contraception and family planning, menopause information, hormone replacement therapy, and treatment of some gynecologic problems. Referrals are made to a gynecologist whenever indicated.
Menarche: First Menstruation
The first menstrual cycle is the dawn of the transition from maidenhood to motherhood. It will happen, on average, anywhere between the ages of 11-13, and ranging as young as 9 or as old as 15. After that first cycle of bleeding, it may take as long as a year or so before a young woman reaches a predictable 28-30 day pattern.
The years of fertility are many, and yet most women choose to only cultivate that fertility by bearing children a few times. The Nurse-Midwifery Service provides supportive, educative, individualized care for women during these years.