Deb Bissonnette, CNM, MSN
Deb earned her BSN and MSN at Nazareth College of Rochester and SUNY Stony Brook, respectively.
She has lived in New York all of her life, moving to Montour Falls in 2001, when she was hired by Schuyler hospital to attend births in the free standing Birth Center and the hospital. Deb transitioned into private practice from hospital employment on April 1, 2006. In early 2011, Deb made yet another transition, this time to home birth practice. She is passionate about providing women with multiple health choices and is particulary focused on nutrition and birth.
She enjoys many other interests in her time away from work: music (an accomplished flutist), cooking, reading, yoga, horseback riding and landscape, architectural and interior design. Midwife Deb also loves animals and has several "pets" including her adorable miniature dachshund, Henri, lovely Coton de Tulear, Sophia, a beautiful Arab-Percheron horse, Jeb, and two cats, Jett and Izzy.
April Ward, CNM, MSN
April is delighted to be joining September Hill Midwifery in 2019. April earned her baccalaureate degree from Vassar College and her MSN degree from Vanderbilt University in 2001. She completed her midwifery training at freestanding birth centers and hospitals in Tennessee and Florida, became board certified as a nurse-midwife, and has been a licensed midwife in New York since 2002. Her oldest daughter was born at home in 2007, and was later joined by three sisters. April lives in Skaneateles, NY and Hector, NY with her family, a Birman cat named PomPom, and a dog named Molly. Her family has called the Finger Lakes home for seven generations, and April can't imagine being away from this beautiful place for very long.
April has a special interest in herbal medicine and hormone health across the lifespan. She enjoys growing and wildcrafting herbs, baking desserts, reading, and spending time by the water.
What is a Midwife?
The word midwife is Greek for “with woman” which means that a midwife works with women in order to deliver the best possible individualized health care.
The word "Obstetrician" means "to stand in front of."
The word "Midwife" means "with woman."
One gives a picture of leadership ...
the other gives a picture of partnership ...
You decide which is best for your needs.