It’s with a heavy heart that I share the sad news that the Family Maternity Center of the Northern Neck (where Bennett was born!) is closing its doors — just over a year after opening — due to financial struggles. The Center will deliver babies through August 15, 2011.
After the closure, FNCMM CNM Susan Waid will continue her work at Langley Air Force Base.
FMCNN CNM Amber Price will be relocating to the Midwifery Program at VCU Medical Center in Richmond starting September 1. The move is a natural one, as VCU was the facility to which FMCNN mothers transferred when necessary, and Price has collaborated with the VCU staff to provide care for local women throughout the last year.
Mamas-to-be interested in receiving care at VCU Medical Center should call 804-828-4409 or (800) 762-6161.
Very long, very sad sigh. The closure of the FMCNN is a tremendous loss for our community in general and for the women of the Northern Neck in particular.
Area women seeking midwife-attended births should check out these Williamsburg Mothering resources:
- Birth Center Nurse Midwives
- Home Birth Midwives
- Hospital Nurse Midwives
- How to Meet Your Local Midwives