Since 2006, we have supported over a thousand families as they birthed their babies.
Kate Hartwell, CPM, NHCM
Kate Hartwell is a New Hampshire licensed midwife and a nationally Certified Professional Midwife. She has attended hundreds of births since 2007 in diverse settings - home, birth center and hospital. Pregnancy and birth are statistically low-risk and require little or no medical intervention, and she is skilled at recognizing when intervention is necessary. Kate gives time and attention to clients' questions and concerns during clinic and home visits. Her emphasis is on educating, identifying and preventing problems, allowing families to make their own informed decisions regarding care.
Cindy Owen, CPM, NHCM
Cindy has been attending births since 1999, and received her license in 2004. She graduated from Birthwise Midwifery School in Bridgton, ME and apprenticed with several home birth midwives, a birthing center in Texas, and a Family Practice, then in 2010 joined the Concord Birth Center. Cindy completed a year long Herbal apprenticeship in 1996 and uses natural healing methods in her midwifery practice. She has a good background in nutrition and breastfeeding support. Cindy lives with her family on 140 acres of conservation woodlands and fields. She and her husband have 6 adult children out in the world, and a teenage daughter at home. Cindy enjoys fiber arts, gardening, and homesteading.
OUr Assistant midwives
Bryn Munroe has been assisting Kate and Cindy since 2013, and is currently finalizing her requirements for midwifery certification through the National Association of Registered Midwives, expected in the summer of 2018. She offers placenta encapsulation services to birth center clients. She gave birth to her son at the birth center in 2016.
Krystina Friedlander is a certified childbirth doula, HypnoBirthing instructor, and women's herbalist. She has been attending births since 2010 as a doula, and began assisting home births in the Boston area in 2013. She gave birth to her daughter at home in 2014. Krystina is a current student at the National Midwifery Institute and expects to meet the requirements of midwifery certification through the National Association of Registered Midwives in 2018. Her website and blog is www.barakabirth.com.
Birth Center Staff
Jennifer "Jenny" Sue Mallard is the Birth Center and River Guild office manager. She has a robust career background which includes intense training in the performing arts. You can see her on stage with the Seacoast Repertory Theatre Company as well as other production companies in Southern New Hampshire. She brings with her a gift for connection and a loving energy that is contagious.