The Birth Cottage Staff
Adrian is a Certified Professional Midwife and New Hampshire Certified Midwife who lives in Southern New Hampshire with her husband and 3 children. Adrian has been involved with birthing families since 1992 as a midwife, doula, childbirth educator, and breastfeeding counselor.
She is the founder and owner of The Birth Cottage of Milford. Adrian trained at The Birth Center in Dearborn, Michigan and also at Victoria Jubilee Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica, both of which served diverse cultural and ethnic populations of childbearing families.
During her studies for a BS in Community and Human Services with a Concentration in Maternal and Perinatal Health through the State University of New York, Adrian's work was featured in a variety of publications.
Adrian was appointed by the Governor to sit on the NH Midwifery Council, the state's and was licensing and regulatory board, and was the Chair of the Council for 10 years. She has been instrumental in lobbying for legislation regarding insurance reimbursement for midwives in the state.
Adrian also served on the Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA) as a board member for 6 years. Adrian is an adjunct faculty member of Birthwise Midwifery School, and continues to teach her art to others.
Sarah is a Certified Nurse Midwife who enjoys serving woman and families as they grow. Sarah has worked as a Registered Nurse in ICU, rehabilitation and maternity settings for over 15 years. While she has enjoyed her time working with patients in the hospital she also desires to offer out of hospital care to healthy women.
Sarah herself had two of her five children at home with midwives and cherishes those experiences. Shortly after her second home birth she decided to go to school to become a Certified Nurse Midwife. She graduated from Frontier Nursing University in March of 2018. Empowering woman to birth where they want is what drew her to working at the Birth Cottage. She also enjoys meeting women and their families throughout pregnancy, birth and in the postpartum period.
In her free time she enjoys cooking, baking, knitting, photography, concerts with her husband and trips to the beach. Her five children and her beagle, Lucy, keep her very busy. She looks forward to meeting many more families in southern NH and working with them!
Megan is our office manager and also handles our office front end finances,, insurance contracting, bookkeeping, and management of human resources. She has been working alongside of her mother, Adrian, since she was a young girl to grow and support the practice.
Megan graduated Cum Laude from Keene State College in 2016, with a BS in Psychology and minor in Substance Abuse and Addiction.
She is an avid skier and enjoys riding her motorcycle.
As our receptionist and office assistant extraordinaire, Shelly has been helping the Birth Cottage provide the utmost customer service since May 2015. She is who often handles phones, filing, faxes, and other office operations.
Shelly had her son, Thomas, at the Birth Cottage and he is one of the "office mascots" who can often be seen greeting clients as they walk through the door. Shelly is an actress, singer, and dancer in her off time and she loves pinball and haunted houses. She write for a haunted house blog and is a yoga instructor.
Shelly has a BFA in Musical Theater from Hartt School of Music.
Now, in addition to working at the Birth Cottage, Shelly enjoys performing and musical theater.