NH+C midwives deliver care in Lakeville and Farmington Clinics
Good news for Lakeville and Farmington women: Our midwives are in your neighborhood.
The certified nurse midwives of Northfield Hospital + Clinics see patients for pre-natal care at NH+C’s Lakeville Clinic and Farmington Clinic, and deliver babies at the Birth Center at Northfield Hospital, a 20-minute drive from Lakeville and Farmington.
Pregnant people can get prenatal care close to home, and deliver with a certified nurse midwife at NH+C's Birth Center.
Do The Next Right Thing: Trista Shimota, RN
Trista Shimota heard an emergency in her patient’s voice.
Trista is a triage nurse in the Women’s Health Center. She was giving a patient some biopsy results over the phone when the patient’s voice changed: She sounded confused, repeating one sentence over and over in a robotic tone.
Health Screenings for Women
FEBRUARY 2023 – It’s a good time of year to make sure you’re up to date on your health screenings.
Many conditions don’t have symptoms in early stages – like high blood pressure, diabetes, some cancers. Early screening helps prevent health problems later.
Recommended screenings for women:
New baby? Balance the workload for healthy relationships
Having a new baby in the family is hard work.
Often, the work isn’t equal.
That can cause problems between parents – and that’s hard on the health (and spirit) of both parents.
Preparing during pregnancy pulls partners together: You get the app to see what fruit your growing fetus most resembles, you read pregnancy books or blogs, you decorate the nursery together.
Six Questions with OB/GYN specialist Ngoc Vu, MD
Dr. Ngoc (pronounced “knock”) Vu believes in meeting patients wherever they are at in their lives.
“Women often take care of others and neglect their own health,” Dr. Vu says. “I want women to know they have power, and they are valued, so that they care for their health.” Dr. Vu delivers babies in the Birth Center, and cares for women of all ages in the Women's Health Center.
Dr. Vu answers six questions:
First job? Landscaping. I learned to have a great work ethic and lasting appreciation for the outdoors.
NH+C welcomes OB/GYN specialist Ngoc Vu, MD
OCTOBER 18, 2022 -- Dr. Ngoc (pronounced “knock”) Vu believes in meeting patients wherever they are at in their lives.
Dr. Vu has joined the Women’s Health Center at Northfield Hospital + Clinics, caring for women of all ages. From delivering babies to menopause, Dr. Vu offers expert care focused on the whole person.
Midwifery has expanded at the Birth Center and Women’s Health Center – offering more options for more women to have a certified nurse midwife deliver your baby.
With four certified nurse midwives on staff, the Birth Center now has midwives on call around the clock – so whenever your labor begins, a midwife is available. (That’s pretty special for a hospital birth center.)
This gives you the option for birth with minimal intervention – with the resources of a hospital and OB/GYN doctors ready if you need them.
NH+C’s Farmington Clinic welcomes Dr. Jeni Robinson
Family Medicine physician Jeni Robinson, MD wants to listen.
Dr. Robinson has joined NH+C's Farmington Clinic. She’s an approachable, responsive doctor who wants to partner with – and advocate for – her patients.
“From my own experience raising a medically high-needs child, I have seen how uncoordinated and detached the healthcare system can feel,” Dr. Robinson says. “I want to listen to you, especially if you’ve felt unheard, and I want to help organize your care if the complexity feels overwhelming.”
Six Questions with Janelle Dahl, Certified Nurse Midwife
Certified Nurse Midwife Janelle Dahl sees patients in the Women's Health Center and delivers babies in the Birth Center.
Your first job? "I waitressed at a small restaurant in Rochester growing up, and then during college and nursing school. It taught me how to talk to people, and how to relate to people who are different from me. And I learned time management – how to prioritize things, which is the basis of a nurse’s job. Waitressing was an introduction to those life skills, on a different scale."
Certified Nurse Midwife Janelle Dahl joins NH+C
Janelle Dahl, APRN, CNM has joined Northfield Hospital + Clinics to care for women before, during and after giving birth.
NH+C is expanding midwifery care at its Birth Center and Women’s Health Center, part of the full range of obstetrics care and birth options at NH+C.
Janelle joins NH+C with 10 years’ experience as a labor & delivery nurse before she became a Certified Nurse Midwife.