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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 with locations in Concord, Westford, and Leominster.

Avery Fisher, CNM
Avery discovered a passion for reproductive health and midwifery as a volunteer doula in rural Maine, drawn to midwifery’s focus on patient-centered, evidence-based care. Avery earned a bachelor’s and a master’s in nursing from Oregon Health & Science University, and is a board-certified nurse midwife. Clinical interests include LGBTQ reproductive health, family planning, adolescent and well-patient gynecology, obstetrics, and vaginal birth after cesarean. When not in the office or on labor and delivery, Avery can be found exploring Boston with wife Lorna and spending time with family in coastal Maine.

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. She sees patients in Concord, Westford and Leominster.

Stephanie Sandwich, CNM
While volunteering for a reproductive health hotline, Ms. Sandwich developed an interest in becoming a doula. Through her doula training she discovered that midwifery was to be her true passion, and this led her to obtaining her Master of Nursing from Oregon Health & Science University. In addition to being a board-certified nurse midwife, Ms. Sandwich is also a member of the American College of Nurse Midwives. Her clinical interests include family planning, LGBTQ reproductive health, and vaginal birth after cesarean.

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 204
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