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Jessica Mills, APRN, CNM, Owner

Family Focused

Jessica has always been inspired by the strength of women and the miracle of birth. After finishing her Bachelors in Nursing over 14 years ago she went on to become an Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner and complete her Masters in Nurse-Midwifery at Frontier Nursing University, the birthplace of nurse-midwifery in the United States and the #1 rated nurse midwifery program in the US, achieving the highest level of credentialing available to midwives. She is proud to serve women and families throughout Southern New Hampshire and Northern Massachusetts. 

Every growing family deserves to have someone there to guide and assist them in making educated choices about their pregnancy, and remind them that they can trust the strength of their bodies during this time. She strives to provide unbiased information and emotional support. Jessica is also a breech specialist and supports families both locally and out of state in vaginal breech birth. 

Jessica has been happily married to her high school sweetheart for over 22 years. Together they have 5 beautiful children and enjoy homesteading, homeschooling and fostering children in the community. They are active members of their local church and enjoy community outreach as well. 

Jessica will be sharing birth work with supportive midwives for the summer of 2023 while Call The Midwife works to initiate the highest quality birthing center options in the year ahead. Beginning Fall 2023 she looks forward to increasing her presence in birthwork once more. 

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Ariel Bernstein, Certified Professional Midwife

The Support You Deserve

Ariel has been honored to wipe brows and rub backs, sway through contractions, sit quietly in observation, and offer gentle hands to welcome new life for over a decade. She studied midwifery at Birthwise Midwifery School in Maine, graduating in 2016 and then becoming a faculty member until 2021. She has a BA in linguistics and is moving this summer from Maine to Boston to start her Masters in Public Health focusing on rural maternal health issues.  She has been a CPM for over 7 years and is licensed in Maine and New Hampshire and is also on the board of the Maine Association of Certified Professional Midwives. 

She is a mama of two amazing girls who were born at home.  She loves adventures, good (gluten free) food,  exploring the beaches and the woods, road trips, and being barefoot.   Jessica Mills was one of the midwives who she trained under in her preceptorship many years ago and she is delighted to join her at Call the Midwife NH this summer! 

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Katherine
Apprentice Midwife, Office Assistant

The Next Generation of Midwifery

Katherine is a student from the National College of Midwifery. She is perusing midwifery on a part-time basis and can be found be in the office apprenticing under Jessica’s stewardship. Other days she can found helping keep things organized and running smoothly, assisting with scheduling and being a warm smiling face to great you as you enter the office.  

Katherine lives in the Manchester area with her long time boyfriend and their rescue dog. 

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Marilyn Kristenson, Office Assistant 

A Warm Greeting 

Marilyn enjoys greeting families as when they come to visit. She has a warm smile and a friendly hello for all who walk through our doors. She grew up in New England and enjoys knitting, crafting, and making the most amazing homemade soaps that look like works of art (you can check out some of her amazing work at Buttermilk Bay Soap on FB). She also enjoys camping with her husband, Wayne, visiting the  beautiful White Mountains and spending time with her 6 grandchildren.

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Sophia Joyal, RN

In-home Nursing Care 

Sophia has been in birth work long before becoming a nurse and she brings a wealth of knowledge,  experience and emotional support to every birth working to assist the newborn as they transition of life outside the womb. With a strong focus on immediate skin to skin and attention to the family as a whole Sophia is a welcome addition to the team. She is a mother herself and is also perusing continuing education in midwifery. 

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