Zimmerman Joins Mid Coast's Women's Health Care

Suzanne W. Zimmerman, CNM, a Certified Nurse Midwife, has joined Mid Coast Medical Group-Women's Health Care.

The Bowdoinham resident is a graduate of SUNY-Buffalo and the Frontier School of Midwifery in Hyden, KY.

"Suzanne brings a lot of experience and the most cheery disposition to our Women's Health team," says Eileen Delaney, Mid Coast Hospital's Women's Health Nurse Director. "Her presence allows us to continue around-the-clock midwifery care for those patients who choose that method of childbirth with the peace of mind that comes knowing an obstetrician is always available."

Suzanne grew up in Williamsville, NY, a suburb of Buffalo. After graduating from nursing school at the State University of New York at Buffalo, she moved to Chapel Hill, NC, where she worked in the Intensive Care Unit at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Hospitals for six years, then in labor and delivery for two. For the last three years she has served as a nurse midwife with Mile Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta.

"I am thrilled to be partnering with Natalie Rockwell in providing full-scope midwifery care in my own home community," said Suzanne. "I hope to contribute to the already great OB service provided at Mid Coast by helping to expand Centering Pregnancy, a wonderful empowering model of group prenatal care. I also hope to make water birth more available to our laboring moms."

Suzanne and her husband moved to Maine in 1996. "Dave and I fell in love with the state on a weekend trip and thought Maine would be a great place to raise a family. We love the ocean and the mountains, too!"

Today the couple and their two children—Hannah, 16, and David, who is 13—share an 1801 farmhouse and raise a few sheep, two Angora goats, and a couple dozen chickens. Suzanne spins her own wool and fiber and is learning to knit. "Oh, and I drive a yellow VW Beetle with flowers-can't miss me!"

Suzanne is now accepting new patients. She can be reached for an appointment by calling her office at 121 Medical Center Drive, Suite 2700, Brunswick, at 721-8710. Mid Coast Medical Group is a department of Mid Coast Hospital.