Welcome to the women’s and childbirth support services of HeartSpace Midwifery, PLLC, proudly serving New York’s Capital District including, Albany, Troy, Schenectady, Saratoga and beyond. HeartSpace Midwifery, PLLC is a midwife-owned business Co-Founded by Heidi Ricks LM, CM, CPM and Maureen Murphy, MS, CM, LM, CPM.
Whether in your space or ours, we focus on empowering women through knowledge, experience and heart. The midwives & doulas of HeartSpace Midwifery offer women and families of the Capital District a variety of services including; GYN, Preconception and Holistic Pregnancy, Birth, Postpartum support services, Homebirth Midwifery, Hospital Labor support, Lactation Counseling and Menopause support.
The midwives of HeartSpace Midwifery are trained to provide modern midwifery care including, emotional and social support for childbearing women and gynecological care for women of all ages. Midwives work in client’s homes, the office setting, as well as hospitals and clinics. We believe that each woman should be cared for as a unique individual, providing customized care every step of the way.
We are Certified Midwives through the American College of Nurse-Midwives and licensed to practice in New York. We are also Certified Professional Midwives with over 25 years of combined experience in out-of-hospital birth. Services provided include homebirth, waterbirth, well-woman exams, and family planning options. Our team approach allows us to provide multiple sources of support for each family.
There is nothing more empowering for a family than to welcome their child into your hearts at home. We are so honored to share with you the homebirth birth of Colleen & Sean’s beautiful daughter Sylvie.
Special thanks goes out to Bhawin Suchak for getting up at 2 am to come to Sylvie’s birth with us. We are in awe of his talent and for so delicately capturing this tender and incredible event.
We believe the best model of health care for a woman and her family includes:
- Continuous and compassionate partnership
- Acknowledgement of a person's life experiences and knowledge
- Individualized methods of care and healing
- Complete and accurate information to make informed health care decisions
- Consultation, collaboration and referral with other members of the health care community as needed to provide optimal health care
In addition to our many Midwifery services, HeartSpace Midwifery is happy to provide Doula Support. The role of the doula is to provide a mother with physical, informational, and emotional support before, during, and after childbirth. Every family is unique in the same way that every pregnancy and birth is unique.