“I learn from my patients every day. I learn patience, and I love the diversity. The power that women have shown constantly amazes me.”
Originally from northern New York and currently residing in Cobleskill, New York, Martha is a certified nurse midwife. She received her Bachelor Degree in Nursing from SUNY College of Technology in Utica, NY. Martha then went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Midwifery from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.
Martha has been practicing full scope midwifery since 1990, providing prenatal care, routine GYN care, and managing labor and delivery. She chose to specialize in midwifery after she read a book at 8 years old called Nurses Who Led the Way. There was a chapter that caught her eye about a woman named Mary Breckinridge in Kentucky and how she would ride on horseback to deliver babies throughout different counties. This story inspired her to become a midwife.
Along with midwifery, Martha has a special interest in family planning and prenatal education. After 27 years of being a midwife she explained her favorite part of her job is being able to see women through generations and helping women through child birth, as she views the birth as a spiritual time.
Martha is an active member of the community by participating as a board member of Catholic Charities, where she is involved with the Domestic Violence Safe. Martha was also a guest lecturer for an Early Child Development Class at SUNY Cobleskill. She loves to travel in her spare time. She also has an interest in Genealogy and her family history, which led her to be a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). Martha enjoys spending time with her daughters who play volleyball, as well as actively participating in the Girl Scouts.
MSN, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
BSN, SUNY College of Technology
RN, St. Elizabeth School of Nursing, Utica, NY
Advanced Practice Midwife
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Community Care Obstetrics/Gynecology and Midwifery