Women's Health

As a patient of Cheshire Medical Center's Women's Health Department, you can expect high-quality, personal care at every stage of your life. Our nurse midwife-led team will help you make informed choices about your personal health care. Whether you’re going to your annual checkup, receiving treatment for a condition, or starting a family, we empower you to play an active role in your care.

If you are expecting a baby, you can trust that our nurse midwife-led team uses as few medical interventions as possible. We can offer you the natural birth experience many prefer, within the safety of a medical setting. You’ll benefit from evidence-based maternity care that can easily involve specialist physicians if you need them. 

Autumn Vergo of Women's Health at Cheshire Medical Center

Women’s Health: Interview with Autumn Vergo, MSN, CNM, APRN

Autumn Vergo, MSN, CNM, APRN, Chief of Obstetrics at Cheshire Medical Center speaks about Women’s Health at Cheshire.

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A team of experts caring for you

Cheshire's providers are credentialed by Dartmouth-Hitchcock and meet rigorous standards. These include our:

  • Obstetrician and gynecologists (OB/GYNs) - physicians who specialize in the medical and surgical care of the female reproductive system and high-risk births
  • Women’s health nurse practitioners (WHNPs) - advanced-practice nurses who specialize in the comprehensive care of women of all ages
  • Certified nurse midwives (CNMs) - advanced-practice nurses who specialize in low-intervention births and low-risk pregnancies

Your providers work together with a supporting team of medical staff to care for your needs. You may also request that your labor and delivery team works with a highly-trained volunteer doula. 

What care do you need?

Pregnancy and Birth - We offer a midwife-led approach to obstetric care, including group or individual prenatal care, doula services, lactation consultation, and expert medical support.

Gynecology - We offer compassionate, comprehensive reproductive care and regular wellness checks. Our services include family planning and birth control, sexual health care, care through menopause, and treatment for many other pelvic problems.

Breast Care


You can expect expert care with a personal touch from our nationally accredited breast care center. Our care includes everything from regular preventative screenings like 3D mammograms to world-class cancer care and recovery support.

Health + Wellness fall/winter issue 2019

Healthy and well at each phase of life

Our Health + Wellness Magazine feature illustrates how a proactive partnership with your health care providers can support a longer and healthier life. It also includes an interview with Cheshire’s Chief of Obstetrics about our midwife-led practice.


Sexual Assault

Health care after an assault is essential to your health and safety. Our Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) are here to care for you in our Emergency Department any time of the day or night.

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