A Health Quest midwife is a certified nurse midwife who assists obstetricians with deliveries and delivers babies without a physician present.

Health Quest Medical Practice certified nurse midwives (CNM) offer pregnant women another delivery option. You can choose a midwife to assist your obstetrician or rely solely on the midwife during delivery. The midwives are available 24/7 to deliver babies at Vassar Brothers Medical Center and at the Neugarten Family Birth Center at Northern Dutchess Hospital.

They also provide prenatal exams and consultations during regular office hours.

The term midwife literally means "with women." Midwives have long been attending women in labor and birth—providing reassurance, labor support and skilled hands to guide the baby's birth. Contrary to popular belief, delivering via midwife does not mean doing so without pain medication or without physicians present. HQMP certified nurse midwives, because they are also nurse practitioners, are licensed to provide pain medication. And they are also happy to assist your obstetrician during delivery, should you desire. It's all about helping women give birth in the most comfortable, personalized way.

Providing Care Beyond Pregnancy and Birth

As certified nurse midwives, they are trained and licensed to be independent women's healthcare providers. They perform annual GYN physical exams, prescribe medications for birth control and infections, counsel women on the available screening tests for sexually transmitted infections and cancer, and provide routine prenatal care throughout a woman's pregnancy.

Working with a Midwife

Throughout your pregnancy, you are encouraged to ask your midwife questions to learn more about the labor process. They can help you understand the risks and benefits of pain medications, interventions to speed up labor and any procedures necessary to safely birth your baby.

They are skilled in assisting you with the physical and emotional challenges of labor. And they are qualified to prescribe medications and give routine prenatal care throughout your pregnancy.

Meet the Providers


Suzanne Berger, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife
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Julie Denny, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife
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Locations

Northern Dutchess Hospital
6511 Springbrook Avenue
West Wing, Suite 103
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Hours: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

HQMP Kingston
166 Albany Avenue
Kingston, NY
Phone: (845) 338-5575
TTY/Accessibility: (800) 421-1220
Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm; Friday - CLOSED