Deirdre has been a board-Certified Nurse Midwife since 2006, and prior to that as a RN 10 years working in oncology and Labor & Delivery. She has worked in multiple care settings: from a small, rural hospital setting, to a birth center connected to a hospital, to four additional large, community hospitals with high volume Labor & Delivery units. Through her experiences professionally and personally, Deirdre has gleaned some wisdom about women and the transitions of their lives. She likes to get to know the individual woman and her family and empower, educate and assist them through one of the most prolific transitions of life -- becoming a mother. And she is grateful that her years of experience and expertise can benefit women at such a wonderful time in life.