UVM Medical Center Main Campus

Obstetrics and Midwifery

 (802) 847-8433

111 Colchester Avenue
Main Campus- East Pavilion- Level 4
Burlington, VT 05401

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Obstetrics and Midwifery at the University of Vermont Medical Center offers you the option of seeing one of our certified nurse-midwives or obstetricians - providing care that offers you a comprehensive, seamless experience tailored to your individual needs during pregnancy, birth and after you have had your baby.

Here at Obstetrics and Midwifery, we understand you want the best medical care and that you want your birthing experience to be private and personal, with individual attention for you and your family. We offer you the excellent care, nurturing and support of our nurse-midwives, and the high-risk specialty expertise of our board-certified physicians.

What if I am pregnant or breastfeeding: Is it still safe to get the vaccine?

Pregnant patients are more likely to have serious illness from COVID-19 and are at risk of developing pregnancy complications as a result. The vaccine is very effective in reducing the risk of infection. 

On September 30, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an urgent health advisory to increase COVID-19 vaccination among people who are pregnant, recently pregnant (including those who are lactating), who are trying to become pregnant now, or who might become pregnant in the future to prevent serious illness, deaths, and adverse pregnancy outcomes.

The CDC health advisory strongly recommends COVID-19 vaccination either before or during pregnancy because the benefits of vaccination for both pregnant persons and their fetus or infant outweigh known or potential risks. Additionally, the advisory calls on health departments and clinicians to educate pregnant people on the benefits of vaccination and the safety of recommended vaccines.

Additionally, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that individuals who are pregnant or breastfeeding be offered the vaccine to prevent serious illness.

Obstetrics & Midwifery

From private, personal birthing rooms to advanced, state-of-the-art healthcare technology, we provide the expert care you and your baby deserve. Our experts offer a suite of services, including:

  • Obstetric care
  • Midwifery care with 24/7 support
    • Has been in existence for over 50 years
    • Oldest midwifery program in the country
    • Performed over 13,000 births
  • Infertility counseling and services
  • High-risk pregnancy care from maternal-fetal medicine doctors
  • Breastfeeding support from International Board Certified Lactation Consultants
  • Emotional support and postpartum care
  • First-trimester screening for chromosomal abnormalities
  • Genetic counseling and specialty consultations
  • Resources to educate and inform your journey into parenthood
  • Whole-patient care, including management of pre-existing conditions

Your Birthing Experience at UVM Medical Center

The Birthing Center

The Birthing Center provides a comfortable, soothing environment for labor and delivery. As you await baby's arrival, relax in our labor lounge with views of Lake Champlain. When it's time to deliver, you'll have a private room with plenty of natural light, a soaking tub, and a home-like setting. We also offer a dedicated water birth room. Take the virtual tour.

The Mother-Baby Unit

After delivery, you and your newborn will recover in the Mother-Baby unit. Conveniently located on the same floor as the birthing center and Level-III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Each room features a private bathroom and a comfortable sleeping space for a partner or family member.

Contact Obstetrics and Midwifery at The UVM Medical Center

Call obstetrics and midwifery today to learn more, or to arrange an appointment with one of our obstetricians or certified nurse midwives: 802-847-2229.

As Heard On Facebook

"Just came home with our daughter after having a long labor. Words cannot express the amount of gratitude for the team at the UVM Medical Center. Painted on the walls, I read "One Team, One Purpose, One Patient." Well, we can tell you from experience, they get it done at this hospital. There were so many incredible people involved, and I wish I could name some of them here, but I eventually came to the realization that these people don't do it for the recognition. Even getting off the elevators, employees with no connection to us whatsoever were there with a smile and an open heart to make you feel welcome and comfortable. Vermont is really a special place, and the UVM Medical Center is a really special hospital. Thank you."

- Jason Remington

The Obstetrics & Midwifery program at The University of Vermont Medical Center comprises highly skilled providers dedicated to helping women through pregnancy and birth. Our providers also teach and conduct research. Because we are a university hospital, we offer a setting that combines education, training and the latest advancements in technology. This allows our physicians to educate others and conduct vital research, which fuels better care for our patients.
Learn more about our clinical, research and academic missions below.

Patient Care

How to refer a patient to The UVM Medical Center Obstetrics & Midwifery program:
  • Call (toll free): 802-847-1400
  • Fax Referral Line: 802-847-8433
For information on the Office of Provider Relations, Provider Access Services and Patient Placement Services, visit Patient Referral Resources.


Fellowship and Residency Programs - The UVM Medical Center offers post-medical degree training programs in over 17 service lines including residency and fellowship programs in Obstetrics & Gynecology. We offer the following programs:

Continuing Medical Education (CME) – Our CME program offers a series of medical courses for health care professionals to learn about new and developing areas of their fields. Visit CME.

Grand Rounds - Grand Rounds present current medical topics and developments. They are sponsored by individual departments on a regular basis. Search the schedule for upcoming dates and times.


At The UVM Medical Center, we believe that research enhances the quality of clinical care by facilitating critical thinking. Research at the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences includes both clinical and basic science investigations relating to women's health. For more research information visit the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at the University of Vermont or go to the Office of Clinical Trials Research to receive up to date information on the latest clinical trials.
Lucy F. Chapin, NP, CNM
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Martha E. Churchill, NP, CNM
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mary J. Gehrett, NP, CNM
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Meredith D. Merritt, NP, CNM
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Krista R. Nickerson, NP, CNM
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cormany M. Simon-Nobes, NP, CNM
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Whitney E. Smith, NP
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Bonitta C. Steuer, NP, CNM
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sandra G. Wood, NP, CNM
Obstetrics and Gynecology