Every woman deserves a midwife

With open hearts and minds, Journey to Birth midwives Cathy Gallagher, LM, CNM, BSN, and Susan Schmidt, LM, CNM, MSN, are deeply committed to serving as your primary prenatal caregivers. We specialize in comprehensive homebirth healthcare, enhanced prenatal care and gynecological care for women of all ages. 

As midwives, we take a personalized, hands-on approach to your health. We perform all tests and evaluations, educate you about options based on current evidence and give you the emotional support you need to make decisions that are right for you. We strive to create a relaxed environment for your well-being.

Our personal journey as midwives includes our own homebirths and more than 35 years of combined experience attending thousands of births. We listen, learn and grow with each woman, baby and family we serve. It is our honor to bring our experience and care to you.

Flexible scheduling by appointment.

We serve clients in Westchester, Putnam, Rockland and lower Orange counties in New York; Fairfield and Greenwich counties in Connecticut; and Bergen County and surrounding areas in New Jersey. 

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As midwives, we believe in the beauty and power of women making their own healthcare choices. We respect your individual needs and wishes and the time it takes to make life-changing decisions. The role of the midwife is to encourage, support and guard the safety of woman’s journey. 
Journey to Birth Midwife Cathy Gallagher talks about the profound experience of labor and birth (2015).