Ann Kilroy Whitman, CPM.
Serving Eastern Massachusetts for over 30 Years
Ann Kilroy Whitman, CPM.
Serving Eastern Massachusetts for over 30 Years
All prenatal visits take place in the comfort of my clients' homes. Visits generally last 30 minutes to an hour, and consist of vital sign checks, assessment of baby's growth, nutritional counseling, labor, birth and breastfeeding preparation, and addressing any questions or concerns.
When it's time to have your baby, labor and birth in the comfort of your own home, with the assurance that you'll be attended to by experienced, skilled midwives.
We provide full postpartum services, which include staying with clients for several hours after birth to provide support, physical exams, assist with breastfeeding, and answer any questions you may have. We return for follow up visits on day two, day 7, and six weeks after birth, or as needed. All of these services are provided to you in the comfort of your home.
Ann has been a home birth midwife attending home births in Massachusetts for over 30 years. She is dedicated to providing clients with individualized care. She incorporates the modalities of homeopathy, herbal tinctures, and relaxation techniques into her practice, with a focus on the goal of creating and supporting the birthing environment each client desires.
Ann has been an Independent Midwife since 1993. She obtained her National Certification as a CPM (Certified Professional Midwife) in 2000. Ann is the current president and founder of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Certified Professional Midwives (NACPM). She is also a past president of the Massachusetts Midwives Alliance, and a past committee member of the Partners in Perinatal Health. She is the mother of six amazing people, five of whom were born at home.
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I had four children, all of their births attended by fabulous midwife Ann Kilroy! 13 + years ago, I was newly pregnant and living in Cambridge, so I began the process of calling around to both lay and nurse midwives, educating myself about birthing options. It quickly became clear to me, that if I wanted to be in control of my own body and decisions during my pregnancy and labor, I wanted a home birth. I knew I needed someone competent but relaxed, someone who would support my choices, but someone who wouldn't hesitate to refer me to a medical practitioner if necessary. When the time came for my oldest son's birth arrived, If felt confident and excited. Fourteen hours later, (including over 3 hours of pushing, monitored closely but without any interventions that disturbed the process) Ryan arrived, rocketing into Ann's expert waiting hands. Since his birth, I have had three other children born at home with Ann in attendance, two of them very fast labors, under three hours total! Ann's presence was always reassuring, with equipment ready in case the newborn or I required extra assistance. Her postpartum and breastfeeding advice were invaluable. This past weekend, my oldest became a teenager, and thanks to Ann, I reminisce about his entrance into the world as both an empowering but biologically routine experience. I can't thank Ann enough!
I had Ann Kilroy for my midwife for two of my children. I was initially conflicted about a home birth, but Ann's expertise, and experience helped me make my decision. Ann was there for me
throughout my entire pregnancy, always a phone call away to answer any questions with a calming reassuring voice that validated my desire to take control of my birth. I was fully mentally prepared for my home birth by the time my labor started. I felt "totally cared for" throughout my pregnancy both before and after. The stress of being in a hospital setting was removed as I labored naturally at home with my family around me. What a wonderful experience it was having a midwife as we welcomed our new baby. I would highly recommend Ann Kilroy as your midwife and labor support.
I can't even put into words how positive my experience with Ann was for my pregnancy and birth of my son. I became interested in home birth years ago and after a complicated and difficult journey to pregnancy I knew the hospital scenario was not for me if I had another option. Ann made every prenatal visit warm and comforting. She calmed all my fears treated me like a friend while being extremely professional and I have to say everything she told me happened exactly as she said. I could trust Ann to make the best decisions for me and my baby based on her extensive knowledge and experience. I knew I wanted a home birth but I didn't know I could have a birth I actually remembered so positively. In fact, it was the best and most powerful day of my life so far and I would feel sorry for myself if I never got that experience. To have Ann there with her professionalism and comforting presence was critical for such a positive result. My son was born on my couch in the soft light of my salt lamp and I wouldn't have it any other way. I am so grateful for Ann for facilitating that for us.
I had such a beautiful experience with Ann all throughout my pregnancy and giving birth at home. It was so nice and reassuring for me to have a confident and knowledgeable person, Ann addressed all my concerns and worries (which mostly were put on me by hospital stuff and some worries that were from my family). I am glad I went with my gut instinct, refused hospital interventions for my dream birth, and I am having a quicker recovery as a result. Many thanks to Ann and Naiomi!!!
Annie is an exceptional midwife with a vast wealth of knowledge and experience. Her calm and reassuring presence guided me through 5 hours of uncomplicated labor at home. I felt completely comfortable and taken care of during my whole prenatal, labor, and postpartum journey. If I could give more than five stars, I would.
One of the best decisions me and my husband have made was hiring Ann as our midwife. We had been seeing an OBGYN and started second guessing our hospital birth plan at 35 weeks when we reached out to her. Ann had a full schedule but made time to meet with me and my husband via Zoom to answer all of our initial questions. We immediately felt comfortable with Ann and scheduled a prenatal visit with her for the following week. Ann is warm and very easy to talk to. We felt our prenatal appointments with her were night and day from what we experienced at the OBGYN. She answered all of our questions and we never felt rushed. Each appointment lasted about an hour. An added perk is that she's a dog person! She answered my husbands 2AM call when I went into labor and stayed in contact with him for the next hour while he monitored my progress. She decided it was a good time for her to come and was here by 4AM. I delivered at 10:23AM and she was instrumental in us having such a stress free and easy labor and delivery. She also stayed and helped my husband clean up. Being a mother of 6 herself, Ann continued to help us navigate life with a newborn and lend advice in our daughters first weeks of life. Ann encouraged us to stay in touch after our 6 week appointment and we plan to do so. We would like to have more children and we look forward to Ann being part of our journey! She's the best!
Ann was great. She was so good at keeping a very calm atmosphere, even when things didn't go as planned. I ended up with a 36hr delivery and never once did I feel pressured into making things "move along". She was very good about informing me of my options without the feeling of being pressured into anything. I delivered at home to a 6.8Lbs baby boy. I couldn't recommend Ann enough. She truly cares. We love her so much and are so thankful to have had her by my side.