Memorial Hospital of South Bend is proud to offer the region's only comprehensive nurse-midwifery program. Board certified by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), a nurse midwife is a registered nurse with additional training from an accredited midwifery program. In addition to providing personalized obstetric care, midwives offer primary health care services for women, including annual exams and birth control treatment.
Memorial Medical Group's midwives work together within a medical team to provide safe, comprehensive and personalized care for pregnancy, labor, delivery and well-woman health care. Women receiving care from a midwife deliver in one of Memorial's spacious birthing suites equipped with whirlpool tubs, birthing balls and aromatherapy.
Consider using a nurse midwife if you are interested in:
- Extra support in labor
- A more holistic approach to pregnancy, labor and birth
- Water birth
- Birth with or without an epidural for pain relief
Laura Theresa Mabry, R.N., CNM, MSN, is a certified nurse midwife with nearly three decades of nursing experience. A graduate of Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN, she received her master’s degree in nursing from the Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing in Kentucky. She is a registered nurse as well as a licensed and certified nurse midwife. A member of ACNM and AWHONN, she is committed to working with underserved women and supporting normal birth. To schedule an appointment with Laura, call Memorial Neighborhood Health Clinic at 283-5572 or visit www.memorialmedicalgroup.org.
Kristy Kile, R.N., CNM, MSN, received her nursing degree from Kalamazoo Valley Community College and midwifery certificate from Frontier School of Nurse Midwifery. Her master’s degree in nursing is from Case Western Reserve University. Her language skills in English and Spanish were particularly helpful when she joined a Michigan midwifery program serving the migrant population. She is pleased to return to Memorial and join the Neighborhood Health Center Clinic team. To schedule an appointment with Kristy, call Memorial Neighborhood Health Clinic at 574-283-5572 or visit www.memorialmedicalgroup.org.
- Special Care Obstetrics
Our unit provides expert care to women experiencing complications during their pregnancies. Physicians of Memorial Maternal Fetal Medicine provide hospital-based care and around-the-clock obstetrical consultation and referral.Read More...
- Mother/Baby Care Center
After spending time in the birthing suite, you and your child will be transferred to our Mother/Baby Unit, where families develop skills in baby care, guided by trained nurses and staff. Babies will also receive a physical assessment while in this unit.Read More...