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Mary Barber, CNM

Nurse midwife since 1986, midwife director of All About Women Midwifery at Baystate Ob/Gyn Group, Inc., team leader of the CenteringPregnancy® program.

Appointments available in Springfield

Mary has been a practicing full-scope Nurse Midwife since 1989. Before pursuing her midwifery career, Mary specialized as a labor and delivery nurse, newborn ICU nurse, taught childbirth classes, and facilitated new mother support groups and homeopathy study groups.  She has also served as the Director of Midwifery Services for a large health maintenance organization in the Springfield area

Mary and her colleague Julie Bell, CNM brought the concept of group prenatal visits (CenteringPregnancy®) into our practice in 2009…

"I feel most satisfied as a women’s healthcare provider when I am able to positively impact a woman’s physical and emotional health.  Our evidence based CenteringPregnancy group prenatal care option empowers women through interactive discussions about pregnancy, healthy habits, mindfulness, childbirth, parenting and women’s issues. When women feel supported and empowered, I’m professionally rewarded and invigorated."

Mary leads the midwifery practice within Baystate Ob/Gyn Group, Inc as our midwife director.  Mary believes in educating the future generations of healthcare practitioners and has been a clinical preceptor for both Baystate Health and Frontier Nursing University Nurse Midwifery programs.  As a mother of five and grandmother of four, she enjoys country living with her husband, son, and two dogs.  time with family and grandchildren, travel, music, learning the fiddle, hiking, camping and cross country skiing are some of Mary's favorite past times.


Mary L. Barber, CNM

Nursing Degree:

RN Genesse Hospital School of Nursing

Nurse Midwifery Certificate:

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey


Clinical Faculty with the Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing


  • American College of Nurse Midwives

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Baystate Medical Center, Associate Professional Staff Member

CenteringPregnancy Advanced Facilitator


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