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Midwives in Altamonte

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Our Midwives Stay By Women’s Sides as the Grow.

A nurse-midwife is a nurse practitioner trained and certified in midwifery. Lesann L. Dwyer, CNM, MSN, Cathy M. Rudolph, CNM, MPH, Andrea D. Messel, CNM, MS, CLC, Jennifer Collins, CNM, MSN, Kelly Martino, ARNP, CNM, and Nikki Witt, CNM, MSN provide individualized care to women throughout her life cycle. Nurse-midwives work with women to promote optimal health whether it is during puberty, pregnancy or menopause. A woman may need special education or support during these times and that is exactly what midwives provide. During labor, your midwife continually evaluates your progress, helps you give birth and offers emotional support. A midwife will help you make choices that are right for you, including a range of pain management options such as hypnobirthing, epidural, or hydrotherapy.

Occasionally, collaboration or a referral with a physician may be necessary for some women. We work closely with Jon Sweet, MD, FACOG, Thomas Enyart, DO, FACOOG and Pedro Cruz-Torres, MD, FACOG, the physicians at Florida Women’s Center, and they are always available to assist our midwifery care 24 hours a day.

Lesann L. Dwyer, CNM, MSN

As the senior midwife, Lesann Dwyer, CNM, MSN, started the Florida Women’s Center Midwife Practice in 2006. Her compassion and extensive knowledge and capabilities within the field of OB/GYN and midwifery are astounding.

Jennifer Collins, CNM, MSN

Jennifer Collins, CNM, MSN provides exceptional midwifery care backed by the wealth of experience gained as a certified nurse-midwife in world-renowned hospitals and birthing facilities. Her commitment to excellence is evidenced by her reputation as a compassionate nurse who treats all patients a spirit of collaboration and respect through the full journey of pregnancy and childbirth.

Kelly Martino, ARNP, CNM

Kelly Martino, ARNP, CNM is a certified nurse-midwife who has been providing high- and low-risk obstetrical care, gynecology and family planning services to women in Central Florida since 2007. Prior to joining the team at Florida Women’s Center, she worked as a midwife at the Florida Department of Health and served as a staff nurse at one of the busiest labor and delivery hospital units in the country.

Cathy M. Rudolph, CNM, MPH

Cathy Rudolph, CNM, MPH is a certified nurse-midwife and since 2001 has practiced midwifery in both the hospital setting and free standing birthing centers. For 16 years prior, Cathy had worked as a labor and delivery nurse and childbirth educator in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Nikki Witt, CNM, MSN

Nikki Witt, CNM, MSN, provides comprehensive obstetric and gynecologic care to women of all ages, from all walks of life. Her adept ability as a nurse-midwife extends beyond being an exceptional delivery attendant to her expectant mothers. In addition, she provides compassionate support and expertise to manage each stage of labor, including the precision care needed to mend each woman’s delicate frame after delivery.