Women's Health

Women's Health Services

We partner with you and deliver care in a respectful manner. We guide healthy decisions to improve your quality of living. Heart disease and stroke are the two most common health problems for women. Causes include factors like age, ethnicity and family history, along with high blood pressure and cholesterol, obesity, lack of exercise, diabetes, and smoking. NFP nurse midwives, along with our family practice and behavioral health providers, work with you to address the factors you can control.

In addition to providing pregnancy, postpartum and miscarriage care and working with you to improve your overall health, NFP nurse midwives also provide:

  • Services such as pelvic exams, PAP tests, breast exams and scheduling of routine mammograms
  • Family planning including birth control and emergency contraception
  • Treatment of other concerns like yeast infections, sexually transmitted diseases, irregular periods, PMS and sexual health
  • Menopause care
  • Support for women dealing with depression and partner/domestic violence

High quality midwifery care for women of all ages

Our nurse midwives provide you with complete care before, during and after your pregnancy, and:

  • Provide prenatal care in traditional, individual appointments or through the CenteringPregnancy® program
  • Attend births at Fairview Hospital
  • Provide safe care, with excellent outcomes including lower rates of premature births, low birth weight babies, C-sections and episiotomies
  • Welcome your family's involvement in your care and birth process
  • See birth as a normal life event
  • Are experts in labor pain control, providing many natural ways to help with pain in addition to medications and epidurals

Neighborhood Family Practice offers the following services during your pregnancy and beyond:

  • Nurse advice line
  • 24 hour provider coverage
  • Breastfeeding support and consultation
  • Family planning and birth control services
  • All female providers
  • Small group or individual care
  • Same day and evening appointments
  • Online access to medical records

About CenteringPregnancy®:

  • Two-hour group appointments with a nurse midwife and a patient advocate
  • Individual physical exam appointments for patients with health concerns
  • Advance scheduling so you can plan for childcare, time away from work and transportation
  • Support person welcome to attend (due to privacy regulations, children are not able to attend these appointments)
  • No waiting in exam rooms or waiting rooms
  • Refreshments provided

About Certified Nurse Midwives

All NFP nurse midwives are university-trained experts in providing care for women, including normal pregnancy and birth. They are certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board and the American College of Nurse Midwives, have completed further education in midwifery and other areas of healthcare, and are licensed in the state of Ohio. NFP nurse midwives work in partnership with OB/GYN or family practice physicians to make sure your care is coordinated and of the highest level. 

To learn more about nurse midwives in general, visit www.ourmomentoftruth.com

Meet the Certified Nurse Midwives

Katy Maistros, CNM Associate Medical Director of Midwifery Services Katy Maistros, CNM, MSN, is honored to be working with the family practice providers and fellow nurse midwives at Neighborhood Family Practice. She has been at NFP since 2005 and feels privileged to serve the women of the Near West Side as a Nurse Midwife. Katy grew up in Hicksville, Ohio and graduated from Bowling Green State University with her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, She was a Peace Corps Volunteer from 1999 to 2001 in Turkmenistan, Central Asia. Katy graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a Master's in Nurse-Midwifery. She currently lives on the west side of Cleveland with her husband and three sons. Her philosophy of care encourages women to recognize their highest potential for physical, spiritual, and emotional health. Katy's interests lie in low interventive childbirth, adolescent health, and family planning.

Katy Maistros, CNM
Associate Medical Director of Midwifery Services

Katy Maistros, CNM, MSN, is honored to be working with the family practice providers and fellow nurse midwives at Neighborhood Family Practice. She has been at NFP since 2005 and feels privileged to serve the women of the Near West Side as a Nurse Midwife. Katy grew up in Hicksville, Ohio and graduated from Bowling Green State University with her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, She was a Peace Corps Volunteer from 1999 to 2001 in Turkmenistan, Central Asia. Katy graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a Master's in Nurse-Midwifery. She currently lives on the west side of Cleveland with her husband and three sons. Her philosophy of care encourages women to recognize their highest potential for physical, spiritual, and emotional health. Katy's interests lie in low interventive childbirth, adolescent health, and family planning.

Julie A. Kellon, CNM Julie Kellon, CNM, joined Neighborhood Family Practice in 2010. Julie obtained her BSN in Nursing from Case Western Reserve University in 1995. She received her MSN in Nursing from Case in 2000 and completed her Midwifery training at the Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing. Julie is licensed as a Certified Nurse Midwife by the State of Ohio and a Member of the American College of Nurse Midwives. Julie's areas of interest include obstetrics and gynecology, colposcopy and sexual health.

Julie A. Kellon, CNM

Julie Kellon, CNM, joined Neighborhood Family Practice in 2010. Julie obtained her BSN in Nursing from Case Western Reserve University in 1995. She received her MSN in Nursing from Case in 2000 and completed her Midwifery training at the Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing. Julie is licensed as a Certified Nurse Midwife by the State of Ohio and a Member of the American College of Nurse Midwives. Julie's areas of interest include obstetrics and gynecology, colposcopy and sexual health.

 
Kate Lawrence, CNM Kate Lawrence, CNM, joined NFP in 2015 as a certified nurse midwife. Before joining our team, Kate worked as a clinical nurse at the Cleveland Clinic’s Family Birthing Center and a labor and delivery nurse at MetroHealth. Kate received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Akron and a Master of Science in Nursing/Nurse-Midwifery from Frontier Nursing University. Kate completed her Nurse Midwife-Clinical Practicum at Paragon Health Associates. She also serves as a visiting professor-maternal child nursing at Chamberlain College of Nursing and an adjunct clinical instructor- maternal child nursing at Cuyahoga Community College.

Kate Lawrence, CNM

Kate Lawrence, CNM, joined NFP in 2015 as a certified nurse midwife. Before joining our team, Kate worked as a clinical nurse at the Cleveland Clinic’s Family Birthing Center and a labor and delivery nurse at MetroHealth. Kate received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Akron and a Master of Science in Nursing/Nurse-Midwifery from Frontier Nursing University. Kate completed her Nurse Midwife-Clinical Practicum at Paragon Health Associates. She also serves as a visiting professor-maternal child nursing at Chamberlain College of Nursing and an adjunct clinical instructor- maternal child nursing at Cuyahoga Community College.

Emily Leslie, CNM Emily Leslie, CNM joined Neighborhood Family Practice in 2017 as a certified nurse midwife. Emily earned her master of science in nursing from Case Western Reserve University and a bachelor of arts from Oberlin College. Her medical area of interests includes: pregnancy options, low-intervention childbirth, early pregnancy ultrasound, family planning and contraception. She is passionate about working to help empower women in their choices around sexuality, pregnancy and childbirth. Emily lives with my husband, son and two dogs on the east side of Cleveland.   

Emily Leslie, CNM

Emily Leslie, CNM joined Neighborhood Family Practice in 2017 as a certified nurse midwife. Emily earned her master of science in nursing from Case Western Reserve University and a bachelor of arts from Oberlin College. Her medical area of interests includes: pregnancy options, low-intervention childbirth, early pregnancy ultrasound, family planning and contraception. She is passionate about working to help empower women in their choices around sexuality, pregnancy and childbirth. Emily lives with my husband, son and two dogs on the east side of Cleveland. 
 

Emily Sadri, RN, CNM, WHNP Emily Sadri joined Neighborhood Family Practice in 2016 as a certified nurse midwife. Emily received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Lasalle University and completed a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program and Nurse Midwifery program at the University of Pennsylvania. She has clinical experience working as a midwife and registered nurse at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center, University of Pennsylvania Health System and other hospitals and private practices. Emily travelled to the Dominican Republic and Guatemala to educate health workers and provide maternal-child healthcare. She has also taught yoga classes!

Emily Sadri, RN, CNM, WHNP

Emily Sadri joined Neighborhood Family Practice in 2016 as a certified nurse midwife. Emily received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Lasalle University and completed a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program and Nurse Midwifery program at the University of Pennsylvania. She has clinical experience working as a midwife and registered nurse at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center, University of Pennsylvania Health System and other hospitals and private practices. Emily travelled to the Dominican Republic and Guatemala to educate health workers and provide maternal-child healthcare. She has also taught yoga classes!


Quotes from participants:

“I never would have tried breastfeeding if it hadn’t been for Centering.”
— Michelle, 4th time mom who had never breastfed her other three boys.
“It was awesome. We learned answers for questions that we never even thought of. It’s really nice to be around young couples going through the same things. Thank you for this class it calmed a lot of our fears and brought us closer as a couple.”
— Jessica and Marcus, first time parents.