Albany Area Midwifery Announces the Hire of a Renowned Midwife and Women’s Health Professional

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Maureen Murphy has joined Capital Region Midwifery as a full-time, full-scope midwife.

Capital Region Midwifery proudly welcomed a new face—this time, to their practice. This past January, Maureen Murphy joined the noted mid-wife and gynecological service as a full-time, full-scope midwife. As a Certified Professional Midwife and a licensed midwife in New York State and Vermont, Murphy brings her stellar career and work on a range of women’s issues to Capital Region Midwifery.

Murphy brings over ten years of experience working with (and for) women to Capital Region Midwifery. She has attended births at home and in hospitals since 2001, when she began her career as a midwife assistant and doula. Prior to completing her midwifery education, Murphy worked closely with Capital Region Midwifery on a part-time basis. Today, Albany’s leading service for women’s healthcare is delighted to bring her back on board, this time as a full-time practitioner.

“She shares our philosophy about birth,” says Pamela Platis, one of Capital Region Midwifery’s senior midwives. “[It] is our greatest duty to allow women their options in having their baby in the manner that they are comfortable with, without arbitrary time limits or one size fits all rules.”

In addition to direct experience in a healthcare setting, Murphy also brings a background in education and advocacy. With a BA in Political Science and Women’s Studies, her activism has included lecturing at conferences and universities on the topic of reproductive rights and childbirth. Murphy has been instrumental in founding girl’s informational health groups at the intermediate and high school levels. Since 1999, Murphy has served as an active member of New York Friends of Midwives, as well as numerous accredited professional organizations. She is also one of the founders of BirthNet, a local non-profit organization whose mission is to educate the public about maternity care in order to improve it.

She is currently researching healthcare program models in low resource countries to help reduce maternal and infant mortality rates.

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