Northern Light Women’s Health in Waterville welcomes Danielle Pelletier, a certified nurse midwife.

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Pelletier has been working in women’s health services for more than 30 years, the last 12 years as a midwife. She went into the field after the birth of her daughter in 1989 when she felt a void in her own support and education while navigating pregnancy and birth, according to a news release from Northern Light Inland Hospital.

She began her journey of empowering women as a licensed practical nurse and internationally certified childbirth educator and certified labor aoula. She graduated from Chamberlain College of Nursing with a bachelor’s in nursing and worked as a labor and delivery nurse for 12 years before getting her master’s in nursing and nurse midwifery from Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, Kentucky.

Pelletier provides preconception planning; birth control management; care during pregnancy, labor, and birth; postpartum support; and well-woman care from adolescence through menopause.

“It is important to me that women receive quality care in a setting where they feel heard by their healthcare team — honoring the journey of womanhood, from adolescence through menopause, by promoting education, empowerment, and advocacy,” said Pelletier.

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