Certified Nurse Midwives
For 34 years, Signature OB/GYN (formerly known as Esposito, Mayer, Hogan) has offered a team of Certified Nurse Midwives to help care for our patients. They have been an integral part of our care team, helping to provide well women visits and participating in care during deliveries at the hospital.
To maximize the benefits of midwifery care for certain low-risk patients, we have changed our focus to office-based midwifery care. This allows us to share midwifery care amongst more of our obstetrical patients and focus on education to contribute to the best birth outcomes. Our physicians will carry that through and support you with your hospital care and delivery.
Our midwives will still provide antepartum and gynecological care in both our Columbia and Eldersburg offices, but will no longer be practicing at the hospital to care for you while in labor. Due to staffing changes, the midwives will not be able to cover labor and delivery call on the weekends. One of our physicians will help you welcome your new baby.
Our Certified Nurse Midwives
Jeanne Prins, CNM, MS
Jeanne received her BSN from the University of Vermont in 1984, and worked as a registered nurse in Boston, and numerous African countries, working to improve health care services to refugees and displaced people. She earned her Masters in Nursing and Midwifery degree from Georgetown University in 1997. Jeanne worked as a midwife in Charles Town, West Virginia and Frederick, Maryland before joining our practice in early 2004.
Nora Molloy, CNM
Nora Molloy, CNM joins Signature OB/GYN with over 15 years of experience as a Certified Nurse Midwife and an additional 10 years of experience as a nurse in Labor & Delivery. Most recently, she joins us from the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, where she was a clinical instructor in the School of Nursing. Nora’s experience includes varied roles in many different places. She has provided OB/GYN care to women with high risk factors in both practice and hospital environments. While serving in the Army at the Bassett Army Community Hospital in the early 1990’s as a Charge Nurse in the Emergency Room, she earned her certification in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).
Nora is comfortable in an advanced practitioner role where she can be part of the patient’s care team, providing her patients with the best of care.