Midwifery

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Our team at Northern Light Mercy Midwives, formerly Back Cove Midwives, has been providing midwifery care to the greater Portland community for over 30 years. Our focus is always on you as an individual, and we strive to provide a comfortable, intimate, and caring atmosphere where you can ask questions and feel honored for who you are. Our certified nurse midwives work with both pregnant and non-pregnant patients and focus on developing a relationship of caring and trust with each and every woman we see. Our services, which you can explore more about below, include annual exams, preconception counseling, care during your pregnancy, birth and postpartum care, and care throughout menopause.

We are available to meet with you to help you decide whether midwifery care is the right choice for you. Please feel free to call and schedule a consultation with one of us at your convenience. Ellie Grillo, Jen Gilbert, and Elsa Heros are the certified nurse midwives who will see you for your visits.

If you are pregnant, all of us will work with you during your pregnancy and one of us will be with you at your birth. Should the need for a consult arise during the course of your care, we collaborate with our OB/GYN partners at Northern Light Mercy Women's Health, who are available 24/7.