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Women’s Health Associates Welcomes Mary Barber to Staff

SPRINGFIELD — Women’s Health Associates, with locations in Springfield and Westfield, announced the addition of certified nurse-midwife Mary Barber to its staff. The Westhampton resident brings more than 30 years of experience to the practice.

“Mary may be new to our team, but she has served women in our community for more than three decades,” said Dr. Robert Wool, medical director. “She is passionate about educating and inspiring women about positive health behaviors, making her a great fit for our practice.”

Barber received her nursing degree from Genesee Hospital School of Nursing in Rochester, N.Y., and completed her nurse-midwifery certificate at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, N.J. She is certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board and is a member of the American College of Nurse-Midwives.

“I look forward to continuing to empower and encourage women through woman- and family-centered prenatal visits, postpartum support, annual exams, and gynecological care,” Barber said. “I strive to provide a comfortable setting where patients can discuss any of their concerns around women’s health issues, such as birth control, screenings, sex, and menopause.

Prior to joining Women’s Health Associates, Barber worked for Baystate Ob/Gyn Group for more than 20 years and, before that, Trinity Health Of New England. She also previously served on the clinical faculty of the Baystate Midwifery Education Program and the Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing. She is a CenteringPregnancy advanced facilitator.