When you give birth at Emerson Hospital’s Clough Birthing Center, you can choose to have your care provided by a certified nurse-midwife. Emerson Hospital’s certified nurse-midwives provide sensitive, personalized care for women, focusing on: Midwifery is based on the philosophy that childbirth is a natural process. While our certified nurse-midwives incorporate the latest and most sophisticated medical practices into their care, they also support you in the individual choices you make for your childbirth experience. 

For example, some moms-to-be choose a natural approach to pregnancy and childbirth, while others choose an epidural or other pain medication. All these options are available to you at Emerson Hospital. 

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

Emerson's nurse-midwives are part of AFA OB/GYN, a practice with locations in Concord, Westford and Leominster. They are certified by the American College of Nurse-Midwives, and licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.