Certified Nurse Midwife Lindsay Lachant has joined the staff of Oswego Hospital’s maternity center and the local practice, Oswego County OB-GYN.
Lachant holds a master’s degree in nurse-midwifery from Frontier Nursing University, located in Hyden, Ky.
Prior to earning her master’s degree, she was employed for eight years as a labor and delivery registered nurse at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, in Bennington, Vt. In addition, she possesses a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Southern Vermont College.
Lachant said she decided to continue her education and earn an advanced degree in midwifery so that she could develop a long-term relationship with patients.
“I like providing a continuum of care,” she said. “I think it’s very important to see patients from the beginning stages of pregnancy, through delivery and after their baby is born.”
Along with being certified as a midwife, she is a Lamaze certified childbirth educator, is certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultants, and holds various levels of cardiac pulmonary resuscitation training and certification.
Lachant, her husband, and their two young daughters, have relocated to Oswego.
“We like living in a smaller community where you can get to know people and have the opportunity to be active in the community,” she said.
Oswego Hospital’s maternity center offers large, attractive private labor and delivery rooms with the latest technology. Each labor and delivery room also has its own bathroom with a large soaking tub. There are also 12 postpartum rooms, which have their own bathrooms, as well as a cheery, homelike atmosphere. The department is staffed by a caring and knowledgeable staff.
The unit is staffed 24 hours a day with either an obstetrician or certified nurse midwife with physician collaboration and with neonatal nurse practitioners for immediate newborn care.
For a tour of the facility, please call 349-5572.