Midwifery

Midwifery at Saratoga Hospital

Our certified nurse midwives provide family-centered, comprehensive care for women beginning at age 13 and throughout each stage of your health. Our compassionate, supportive approach encourages you to ask questions, make informed choices, and become an integral part of your own, personalized care.

Personalized care for women, from adolescence to postmenopause.   

Our Saratoga Hospital Medical Group – Midwifery and Women’s Health Services team is made up of certified nurse midwives (CNMs) who are compassionate, skilled professionals providing personalized, comprehensive women’s healthcare through each stage of a woman’s life from adolescence to menopause. Among many other services, our CNMs prescribe medications, conduct well-woman annual exams, offer contraception consultations, perform endometrial biopsies, and provide treatments such as hormone replacement..

CNMs possess the necessary training to handle all aspects of a normal, low-risk pregnancy, from prenatal care through delivery and postpartum care. Our family-centered approach includes programs to support your entire family, working in collaboration with obstetrics services. Midwifery delivery has resulted in fewer cases of cesarean-section births, induced labor, forceps deliveries, perineal tears, and regional anesthesia.

Saratoga Hospital Medical Group – Midwifery and Women’s Health Services

Saratoga Hospital Medical Group – Midwifery and Women’s Health Services is comprised of certified nurse midwives (CNMs), registered nurses who have earned graduate degrees in midwifery or midwifery education and certification from the American College of Nurse Midwives. Our CNMs, who are pledged to quality outcomes and high standards of care, have the skills and training to handle all aspects of a normal, low-risk pregnancy, from prenatal care through delivery and postpartum care, as well as comprehensive women’s healthcare for ages 13 and above. Additionally, they are well-equipped to recognize signs of any potential complication and obtain the medical assistance necessary to assure the health of mother and child. Our midwifery team is committed to providing personal, compassionate care and works closely with Saratoga OB/GYN at Myrtle Street and other specialists as needed.

Jennifer Kittell MS, CNM“Our highly skilled midwives devote themselves to spending time with their patients so as to provide the best in personalized, patient-centered care. They are a nurturing source of strength and support through labor, delivery, and through any time of change a woman may face in her overall health and wellness.”

  – Jennifer Kittell, MS, CNM

 

 

 

Providers:

Mary Beth D’Aloia, CNM

Sara Gorham, CNM

Terri Jones-Kingman, NP

Jennifer Kitttell, MS, CNM

Kathleen Murphy, CNM, CLC

Kim Schoch, CNM, OB/GYN NP

Emily Scialabba, MSN, CNM

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Location

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Saratoga Hospital Medical Group –
Midwifery & Women’s Health Services
665 Saratoga Road, Suite 100
Wilton, NY 12831
Phone: 518-363-8815
Fax: 518-886-5880

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Services

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Contraception Counseling

Our midwives can help you choose the right birth control method for you. Some examples include the birth control pill, abstinence, intrauterine device (IUD), patch, condom, or implant. Our understanding providers will have a confidential, open conversation with you about all your options and answer any questions.

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Colposcopies

A colposcopy is a simple diagnostic procedure that allows a magnified, illuminated examination of your cervix, vagina, and vulva for signs of disease, such as cancer. Typically, this screening is requested upon results of an abnormal pap smear.

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Endometrial Biopsies

An endometrial biopsy is the removal of a small sample of the lining of your uterus. The procedure takes about 10 minutes and provides needed information for diagnosis of various conditions or disease, to evaluate fertility, or to measure your response to hormone therapy.

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Family Education Programs

Our family-centered approach to maternity care includes programs to support the entire family, working in concert with our Saratoga OB/GYN at Myrtle Street providers. These programs help the whole family confidently welcome your newborn home.

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Infant Care

Our midwives will discuss basic infant care with you and your family, answering any questions you may have. Saratoga Hospital also provides an informative Infant Care Class, a two-evening session for expectant and adoptive parents. Topics include newborn characteristics and behavior, hospital routines, daily care and bathing, diapering, swaddling, feeding issues, crying, colic, as well as safety and health information, such as SIDS risk factors and car seat safety.

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Lactation Counseling

Our midwives offer expert care and advice for women experiencing breastfeeding problems, such as latching difficulties, painful nursing, and low milk production. Our compassionate and experienced team will help address any additional concerns, such as meeting breastfeeding goals while returning to work or school, care and use of breastfeeding equipment, and safe storage of expressed milk.    

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Nutrition Counseling

Your midwife will counsel you on a well-balanced and varied diet, foods to avoid, and the use of nutritional supplements in pregnancy. As your caloric requirements change and issues arise, we’ll continue to provide nutritional counseling throughout your pregnancy.

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Peri- and Postmenopausal Care

We can help you manage any discomfort you may experience during any stage of menopause. We’ll discuss lifestyle changes such as diet, stress reduction, and exercise, as well as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), diuretics, hormonal contraceptives, hormone replacement therapy, vaginal estrogen, low-dose antidepressants and other medications targeted to specific symptoms.

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STI Screening

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are not uncommon. Also known as sexually transmitted disease (STD), the only way to know if you have an STI is to get tested. We are here to answer any of your questions, discuss best methods of prevention, and provide treatment so you can maintain the best possible reproductive health. STIs we treat include, but are not limited to, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and genital herpes. It is important not to ignore any symptoms you may be experiencing. It may not be an STI, so the sooner you know for sure, the better. If it is, untreated STIs can lead to infertility or other serious complications.

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Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a gentle, noninvasive imaging technique that allows the patient and midwife to view and monitor every step of the pregnancy. While ultrasound services are conveniently offered at Midwifery and Women’s Health Services, patients are welcome to utilize any one of our imaging locations.  

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Well-Woman Annual Exams

Regular, routine gynecological exams, such as pap smears, can assure your continued reproductive health and are your best bet for prevention or early diagnosis of cancer or other conditions. Exams typically include an evaluation of your current health, breast exam, and pelvic exam. 

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William J. Hickey Women's Health Services

Each childbirth experience is uniquely memorable, and William J. Hickey Women’s Health Services is dedicated to providing the quality and comfort you need to welcome the newest addition to your family.

Services and amenities include:

  • Comfortable, private birthing suites, with overnight accommodations for a support person;
  • State-of-the-art surgical suite for Cesarean sections;
  • Family-centered education programs including childbirth preparation, infant care, breastfeeding, Dads on Duty, infant safety and CPR, and prenatal yoga;
  • Mother and baby care;
  • A variety of pain management options, including inhaled nitrous oxide (laughing gas);
  • Lactation consultants;
  • In-house 24/7 midwifery services and neonatal hospitalists;
  • Home health for early discharge; and
  • Follow-up care and other services to help keep your family healthy.

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Recognition

Saratoga Hospital and many of its programs and services have received some of the highest available recognition for quality and care. Learn more about our many awards and achievements here.

 
 
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