The Top Five Boston Midwives

When looking for one of the top Boston midwives, there’s many things to take into consideration. You may be looking for someone with lots of experience, great bedside manner, and a kind disposition. A midwife is a trained medical professional who helps woman during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum. Most midwives help women deliver their babies in birthing centers and home birth, but some do deliver in a hospital setting as well. It may feel overwhelming searching for the best midwives in the Boston area, so I did the digging for you. Heres the top five midwives in the Boston area.

First up we have Nightingale Midwifery

At Nightingale Midwifery they offer home birth midwifery and doula services. For your home birth midwife care, you will receive prenatal visits in your home or in her office every four weeks until 28 weeks and then every 2 weeks until 36 weeks, and weekly visits after that. You will receive individualized care from your midwife who will make sure your baby is growing healthy by checking measurements and listening to the heartbeat. She will also monitor your blood pressure and anything else that may be concerning.

When planning your home birth, your midwife will become “on call” when you get closer to your due date. She will come to your birth when you are in labor and assist you delivering your baby during your home birth. Your midwife will make sure your baby is perfect in every way once born and will also make sure your baby is eating well before leaving your birth. She is also there for you in the postpartum period as well. You will receive three postpartum visits checking on you and your baby.

The cost for your midwife with Nightingale Midwifery is $4800 and includes all prenatal, birth, and postnatal visits.

Next is Boston Community Midwifery and Doulas

Boston Community Midwifery and Doulas offers individualized midwife and doula services to Boston area parents. They provide personalized and nurturing care that respects the individuals birth intentions. They strive to empower their clients through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. At the birth, you will be assisted by both Audra Karp and Tara Kenny. They work as a team, where they both assist and provide care. This allows for empowered, personalized care. They will also work with your insurance provider.

Your midwives with Boston Community Midwifery and Doulas will provide you with routine prenatal care, monitoring your baby and your health. You will also receive routine lab work and ultrasounds. You will also be given postnatal care visits, ensuring your healing and your babies growth.

Next up is Metrowest Midwifery

As a home birth midwife Metrowest Midwifery offers skilled, informed, loving and individualized care to all of their clients. Your midwife is trained for all things that may happen during labor and is able to provide quality care for you and your baby. During your home birth you can expect a calm and relaxing environment knowing your midwife is there to support you every step of the way.

With Metrowest Midwifery, you will receive prenatal visits monthly until 24 weeks, then bi-weekly until 36 weeks. You will then have weekly visits until birth. You will also be given many postpartum visits to ensure your healing and monitor your baby’s growth.

Then we have Ann Kilroy Whitman, CPM

Ann Kilroy Whitman is a home birth midwife, who’s been service Massachusetts for over 25 years. With Ann Kilroy Whitman, you will receive individualized home visits for all your prenatal appointments. During your prenatal visits she will assess your vital signs, measure your babies growth, offer nutritional counseling, and plan your birth. During labor, she will be there every step of the way coaching you and caring for you as you deliver your baby. After birth, you will be given postpartum care visits to ensure the health of you and your baby. Ann incorporates homeopathy, herbal tinctures, relaxation, visualization, and hypnobirthing into her practice, with a focus on the goal of creating and supporting the birthing environment each client desires. 

Last but not least we have Roots Midwifery.

At Roots Midwifery they offer culture centered care that you deserve. They believe that you deserve culturally-safe and evidence-based health care from professionals who get it. At Roots Midwifery, you and your family are part of a compassionate community of fellow parents and birthworkers for your sacred journey through conception, pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and beyond.

Roots Midwifery offer home birth support as well as hospital birth care. They are committed to taking their time with you to offer you the very best prenatal and postpartum care. They will give you the tools you need to be confident in your birthing and parenting journey.

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