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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 & monitrices of HeartSpace Midwifery offer women and families of the Capital District a variety of services including; GYN, Preconception and IVF counseling, Holistic Pregnancy, Birth, Postpartum support services, Homebirth Midwifery, Hospital Labor support, Lactation Counseling and Menopause support.


What's a Midwife?

The midwives of HeartSpace Midwifery are trained as midwives who provide physical, 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.



A monitrice is a birth attendant who, in addition to providing emotional and physical support, is also trained to assess mother and baby’s physical well-being during labor and birth. A monitrice has midwifery training and can provide birthing families with vital information about how labor is progressing with tools such as assessment of dilation, monitoring baby’s heart rate, and observing whether labor is progressing normally. This information can be important to helping families decide when is the right time to move to the planned place of birth.




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

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.


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HeartSpace Midwifery
Heidi Ricks | Maureen Murphy
406 Fulton Street, Suite 513, Troy, NY 12180

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