Rachel Payne, CNM



Women’s Health Department

Every year Family Health Centers of Baltimore delivers about 300 healthy babies. For the past three decades, we have effectively delivered an obstetrics service that prevents infant mortality among women who are at highest risk. Effective services for high-risk expectant mothers is our most important achievement. In fact, according to our OB/GYN medical director, Dr. Cyrus Lawyer, “We see women with the highest risks in the world!” Family Health Centers of Baltimore has board certified obstetricians-gynecologists and nurse practitioners who are experts on women’s health prevention, performing essential screenings and tests, and administering preventive medications that prevent unwanted pregnancies and save lives. Our providers are trained to council you on multiple options for contraception care, ranging from birth control pills to LARCS. We have implemented the Baby Basics Program from the Bmore Healthy Babies initiative and supply our mothers with a free planner and informational manual containing pertinent facts on every trimester of gestation. We hold educational classes and support groups for pregnant women, diabetics & other target populations.

  • Pap smears
  • Mammograms
  • STI/ STD testing
  • Prenatal care
  • Contraception management
  • Postpartum care
  • Wellness visits
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Family Health Centers of Baltimore provides Women’s Health services at these locations:

At Your Cervix

What is a Certified Nurse Midwife?

Midwives are health care providers who specialize in caring for women of all ages and all backgrounds throughout their lifetime.

  • Pregnancy
  • Childbirth
  • Gynecologic and Reproductive Health
  • Primary Care
  • Infant Care (Until 28 days old)
  • Evidence-based care

Which Patients are Appropriate for Midwifery Care?

  • Any Woman of Reproductive Age
  • Menopausal Women
  • Contraceptive Management
  • Fertility Management
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • STI testing and prevention
  • Teens

Where Do Midwives Work?

Midwives work in many different settings, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Medical Offices
  • Free-standing Birth Centers
  • Clinics
  • Private settings (home).
  • Approximately 95% of CNM attended births occur in hospitals

Pregnancy Management

  • Establishing Pregnancy
  • Management of Normal Pregnancy (Enhanced Prenatal Care)
  • High-Risk Pregnancy with Maternal Fetal Medicine and Obstetrician Management
  • Labor and Birth
  • Postpartum Care

Hours of Operations

  • Cherry Hill Office
    • Monday from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
    • Wednesday from 8:30am to 4:30pm
    • Friday from 8:30am to 12pm
    • Closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays

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