Midwife Clinic

Expert midwifery care with added assurance

The UK Midwife Clinic offers superior midwifery (obstetrics), gynecology and primary healthcare to women across the lifespan in an environment that emphasizes kindness and personal service.

Our certified nurse midwives provide compassionate care designed to empower women to create the birth experience that is right for them.

Our practice is unique in the Lexington area in that our patients also have access to the region’s most advanced medical care. UK HealthCare high-risk obstetrics, maternal-fetal medicine and neonatal experts, combined with the region’s highest-level neonatal ICU, provide a safety net in the unlikely event that mother or baby need medical intervention.

Our clinic is small and quiet. We are located in an easy-to-access building away from the main UK medical campus, and all regular appointments take place here. Free surface parking is available just outside our door.

We attend births at the UK Birthing Center located on the third floor of UK Chandler Hospital. We encourage you to explore the hospital to discover how it is designed to accommodate all of your birth choices.

In addition to our other birth support services, we now offer laboring tubs.

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Pregnancy support

For women with healthy, normal pregnancies, our expert certified nurse midwives provide care and guidance through the pregnancy, up to and including delivery. Our goal is to help you have the healthiest pregnancy possible and a rewarding birth experience. Services include:

  • Labor sitting.
  • Delivery.
  • Self-hypnosis.

Non-pregnancy services

We provide care for women throughout the lifespan, from puberty through menopause. We offer:

  • Women’s health care.
  • Annual exams.
  • Family planning.
  • Peri-menopause and menopause care.

Midwives support a woman in birthing the way she wants to give birth.

Listen to a podcast from our certified nurse midwife, Joanne Burris, as she explains the hallmarks of midwifery as well as debunks common myths.

Patient information

Outside our normal business hours, please call for emergency issues only. To schedule appointments, request prescription refills or ask non-emergent questions, please call during business hours.

Patient forms

If you need to transfer your medical records from WomanKind Midwifery to UK Midwife Clinic, please print this form, fill it out and bring it with you to your appointment.

Before your visit, please print this form, fill it out and bring it with you to your appointment.

For more information, visit the pages below.

In the news

Check out this segment from KET’s Kentucky Life program which features two of our amazing certified nurse midwives. JoAnne Burris  and Melissa Courtney work at the UK Midwife Clinic, formerly WomanKind Midwives. This piece, which comes at the beginning of the episode, will help explain why we think midwives have such an important role to play in women's healthcare.

NPR - Does a larger role for midwives mean better care? - Feb. 22, 2018

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