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The Birthing Center blends the highest quality medical expertise in a serene location close to home.

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Emerson Hospital’s certified nurse-midwives provide personalized care for women, focusing on prenatal, labor, delivery, and postpartum care, gynecologic exams, family planning services, and menopause management.  Midwifery is ideal for women who desire an individualized, less-routine approach to care. Some midwifery patients choose a natural approach to pregnancy and childbirth, and others choose an epidural or other pain medication. The nurse-midwife supports each woman in the choice she makes for her experience.

Pregnant women who choose Emerson’s nurse-midwives deliver at Emerson’s new Clough Birthing Center, which offers a warm and homelike environment for mother and baby, including beautiful private rooms following delivery.

An integral part of the medical team, Emerson’s nurse-midwives works closely with Emerson obstetrician/gynecologists if more intensive care is needed.

Emerson's nurse-midwives are part of AFA OB/GYN, a practice located at Emerson Hospital and at the Emerson Health Center in Westford. 

Emily Bearse, CNM
Emily is a certified nurse midwife. She has a BS and an MS in Nursing from the Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. She previously served as a student-nurse midwife at South Cobb OB/GYN in Austell, Georgia.

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Mitra Mansouri Davis, CNM, MSN
Mitra Davis is a certified nurse-midwife with 12 years of experience.  She earned her master’s degree in nursing from Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C. Formally, Davis provided full scope nurse-midwifery care for nearly 10 years at Obstetric & Gynecology of Atlanta, P.C.  In addition to this, Davis taught child birth preparation classes, and was an adjunct faculty member to Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. During her transition to the area, Davis served as a nurse in Emerson’s labor & delivery unit for the past year. Davis has experience in providing high-risk collaborative obstetrical management and adolescent care. Davis lives in Boxborough with her husband and three children.

Linda Dorflinger, CNM
Linda is a certified nurse midwife. Prior to becoming a midwife she was a women’s health nurse practitioner and practiced in a variety of settings. She received a Certificate in Midwifery from the Midwifery Institute of Philadelphia University and an MS in Nursing from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. Linda is board-certified in midwifery by the American Midwifery Certification Board.

Sherriann Perivolotis, CNM
Prior to becoming a nurse-midwife, Ms. Perivolotis was a labor and delivery nurse at Emerson Hospital for ten years. She has a BSN from Rivier College and an MSN from the University of Cincinnati. She is a member of the American College of Nurse Midwives, the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses and Sigma Theta Tau.  Ms. Perivolotis is the busy mother of six children, including a set of triplets.

AFA Obstetrics and Gynecology
John Cuming Building
131 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner
Suite 830
Concord, MA 01742
T: 978-371-1396
F: 978-371-8277

AFA Obstetrics and Gynecology
Emerson Health Center Westford
133 Littleton Road
Suite 208
Westford, MA 01886
T: 978-371-1396
F: 978-371-8277

AFA Obstetrics and Gynecology
80 Erdman Way
Suite 307
Leominster, MA 01453
T: 978-371-1396
F: 978-371-8277