From left: LewisGale Physicians Midwifery Certified Nurse-Midwives Laura Gayton, CNM, IBCLC; Kris Conrad, DNP, CNM, and Rebecca White, CNM, WHNP, present a recent mother with a seedling during an anniversary celebration.

Salem, VALewisGale Physicians Midwifery Services recently celebrated their one year anniversary during an event at LewisGale Medical Center with mothers and their children born with midwives’ support. Since forming their practice, LewisGale Physicians Midwifery has managed the delivery of 100 newborns in it’s first 12 months.

In January 2020, LewisGale announced the formation of LewisGale Physicians Midwifery—a practice locally catering to women who desire less medical intervention during low-risk pregnancy, labor, and birth using a nurse-midwife in a safe, high-quality, hospital environment supported by Ob/Gyn physicians.

“We saw the opportunity to bring the Certified Nurse Midwife option to women in the Roanoke Valley where that choice wasn’t previously available,” stated Kris Conrad, DNP, CNM, director of nurse-midwives at LewisGale. “This is a very joyful time for us. We are passionate about our work and strive to provide safe, compassionate, evidence-based care to women and families.”

LewisGale Physicians Midwifery Services include prenatal care, low-risk pregnancy care, labor and birth care, lactation services, gynecologic, and well-woman exams.

“The addition of the midwife practice has added depth to women’s care at LewisGale Medical Center,” says John Harding, MD, Ob/Gyn, department chair of obstetrics and gynecology at LewisGale Medical Center. “At LewisGale, we work collectively to bring together midwifery, physician, and nursing teams to achieve the optimum outcome for the patients and families we serve.”

To schedule new patient appointments with the team of nurse-midwives, call (540) 772-3650.

From left: LewisGale Physicians Midwifery Certified Nurse-Midwives: Rebecca White, CNM, WHNP, Kris Conrad, DNP, CNM and Laura Gayton, CNM, IBCLC.