Certified Nurse Midwives: Empowering Women to Live Healthy Lives
Midwives care for women at all stages of life. We take a very personal approach to care and develop special relationships with our patients – focusing on your physical and emotional needs. We provide comprehensive care which includes:
- Annual well woman exams
- Writing prescriptions, as needed
- Family planning and contraceptive counseling
- In-office procedures such as IUD and Nexplanon insertion
- Labor and delivery care
- Lactation consulting
- Health education
- Sexually transmitted disease screening
- Menopause concerns and care
- Cancer screening and genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer
- Management of gynecological problems such as abnormal bleeding
- Guiding You Through Pregnancy
Pregnancy brings along many questions, challenges, and important milestones. We are here to guide our patients every step of the way, taking the time to educate you on what to expect and how to remain healthy.
We handle all aspects of your prenatal care. Our three offices offer ultrasound and fetal monitoring allowing for comprehensive on-site care.
We focus on helping you craft a very personalized birthing experience tailored to your wants and needs. We provide midwifery coverage for labor and delivery in a hospital setting. When you need us, we are here for you. We have back-up support from our physician partners if surgery or more advanced interventions are required.
Did you know?
Midwives have cared for women since the beginning of time. In many countries around the world, including France and the U.K., midwifery is even more common than care by obstetricians.
Women typically find that, with a nurse-midwife-assisted labor and birth, they feel a greater sense of control. Midwives generally use fewer technological or medical interventions, but they’re also able to recognize possible complications and bring in the help of an obstetrician when necessary.
Meet Our Certified Nurse Midwives
Each member of our certified nurse midwife (CNM) team is certified by the American College of Nurse-Midwives. We have undergone rigorous training, are licensed in both nursing and midwifery, and have prescriptive authority. We are affiliated with Hartford Hospital and their Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, and are the only midwife group that delivers there.
Jeannine Maytan, RN, MSN, CNM
Jeannine loves learning about her patients and helping them feel empowered, especially when they are at their most vulnerable during the birthing process. Beyond the birthing suite, she strives to be a mirror for her patients so that they may see the strength in themselves reflected back. Her clinical interests include patient centered birth control counseling, gynecologic education, and prenatal care.
Samantha Neville, MSN, CNM WHNP-BC
Samantha is passionate about working with patients and families to create an environment where their voices are heard and respected. She strives to meet her patients wherever they are in life’s journey and to help them accomplish their health goals. Her clinical interests include all aspects of obstetrics and gynecology, with special attention to teens, young adults, older adults, and the LGBTQIA+ community.
Carissa Gonell, RN, MSN, CNM
Carissa is an honest, passionate, and caring midwife with nearly twenty years of experience in obstetrics. She believes there is no greater privilege than assisting women through the incredible journey to motherhood, one visit at a time.
Carissa views herself as a partner and sounding board for her patients. In particular, she enjoys having frank discussions with her patients regarding their health and well-being. A problem-solver, she works with her patients to provide options and empower them to make the best decisions for their individual needs.
Carissa has a particular interest in female sexual health and function. As a member of International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH), she endeavors to educate women about their bodies and the multitude of ways they evolve over the course of their lives, as well as provide solutions to any concerns that might arise.
Jillian D’Eramo, RN, MSN, CNM
Being a midwife is something Jillian dreamed about from the young age of five. Jillian loves being a part of such a special and vulnerable time in a woman’s life. She strives to support her patients in whatever way they need during the labor and birthing process, and to give them the birthing experiences they desire. Aside from the labor and delivery aspect, Jillian enjoys creating a relationship and caring for women throughout their lifespans, along with hereditary cancer genetic testing.