September 26, 2013
Southampton Hospital and East End
Advocates will celebrate National Midwifery Week with “Birth Monologues: An
Evening of Birth Stories” on Friday, October 11, 7-9 pm at Parrish Memorial
Hall, adjacent to the Hospital at the corner of Lewis Street and Herrick Road
in Southampton. The evening will also honor
Betty Commander, long-time Nurse Manager of the Hospital’s Kathleen D. Allen
Maternity Center. The public is invited
to share their individual experiences. Refreshments will be provided.
Two midwives are on staff at Hamptons
Gynecology and Obstetrics and have participated in many births at Southampton
Hospital—Stacey Brosnan, CNM, NP, MS and Julia Chachere, CNM, MPH. Stacey
Brosnan was appointed to a five-year term as the American College of Nurse Midwives
representative to the United States Breastfeeding Committee in August 2013.
Julia Chachere is a member of the NYS Perinatal Association. Both women are
former board members of the NYS Licensed Association of Midwives.
In addition to attending births, midwives
provide personalized, compassionate, comprehensive healthcare to women from
adolescence through menopause and beyond.
These services include adolescent care, well-woman gynecology, family
planning, preconception care, prenatal care, childbirth, postpartum care,
lactation services and menopausal care.
Midwives practice under a philosophy of care that empowers women to
actively participate in their healthcare decisions. Under the Affordable Care Act, almost all insurance
programs cover midwifery services including Medicaid and Medicare.
Learn more about midwife care.