Department of OBGYN

Midwifery

Division Director - Suzanne E. Shores, MSN CNM, FNP, DHAc 

Meet Our Faculty
 

The purpose and goal of UPMC’s Division of Midwifery is to provide women and families with access to midwifery care throughout the UPMC system. As certified nurse midwives, we believe that pregnancy and birth are a normal and healthy process in a woman’s life; therefore, our practice focuses on the following hallmarks of midwifery care:

  • Meeting the needs of individuals and families
  • Supporting no intervention when complications are absent
  • Incorporating current research and scientific evidence into clinical practice
  • Empowering women to be partners in their healthcare
  • Promoting good health and  disease prevention through education
  • Advocating for informed choice and shared decision-making
  • Welcoming complementary alternative therapies throughout pregnancy and birth
  • Valuing the therapeutic nature and impact of the human presence and touch
  • Collaborating with other members of the healthcare team to optimize care