2014-11-13 / Wellness

Midwife Joins Birthing Center


Karolyn Zambrotta, CNM Karolyn Zambrotta, CNM Newport Hospital’s Noreen Stonor Drexel Birthing Center has brought midwifery services to the hospital with the addition of certified nurse midwife Karolyn Zambrotta, RN, CNM.

Zambrotta, who has been practicing midwifery for more than 10 years, provides a comprehensive range of women’s services spanning pregnancy and delivery including prenatal, postpartum and newborn care, breastfeeding support and routine gynecological care.

“It’s such a pleasure to welcome Karolyn to the Newport Hospital medical staff as part of Newport Women’s Health,” says Crista F. Durand, president of Newport Hospital. “Midwives, as the ultimate caregiver, play a distinctive but critical role in the community – and Karolyn’s expertise and focus on working alongside women makes her a real asset to the hospital and our community.”

Zambrotta is no stranger to the Newport Hospital community, having served in the past as a labor/ delivery nurse on the staff. In addition, she graduated from the hospital’s School of Nursing and later received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Salve Regina University. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the University of Rhode Island.

“Newport Hospital and the Noreen Stonor Drexel Birthing Center provide the ideal atmosphere for midwifery, one that supports a collaborative one-on-one approach to welcoming women and guiding them as individuals through their birth journey and beyond,” says Zambrotta. “I’m excited to be at the hospital and in the Newport community. Moving into midwifery has really been a natural progression for me and being able to practice here completes the circle.”

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