MAMA News

Lasting Legacy

Valerie Kelly-Hodenius, CNM, the founder of the midwifery practice at Mount Auburn Hospital, passed away Thursday, July 24th, 2014 after a courageous battle with breast cancer.

A graduate of Columbia University Midwifery Program, Valerie was recruited to start a midwifery service at Mount Auburn Hospital in 1983. The Midwives at Mount Auburn has since become one of the oldest community hospital-based practices in the Greater Boston area and cares for over 900 pregnant women and their families each year. Last April, the practice celebrated the birth of their 11,000th baby since Valerie started the practice. Over her 30 years of midwifery, Valerie leaves a long legacy of empowering women and welcoming hundreds of babies into the world.

She leaves behind her wife, Julia Kelly-Hodenius, her children, David Williamson, Cathie Paulino, Kelly Allen, Zach Allen, her grandchildren, Timothy and Jessica Williamson, Angelica Paulino, Valerie Paulino, Anthony Paulino, and two great granddaughters, Harmonie and Amara.

For anyone who knew Valerie and would like to make a gift in honor of her animal rescue efforts, you may Paypal to jkhodenius@charter.net or mail a contribution to 21 James St, Arlington, MA 02474.

 

Post Partum Support Group

There will not be a Post Partum Support Group Meeting on Tuesday August 5th.

The Midwives at Mount Auburn Celebrate their 11,000th Birth!

Arianna Stein, CNM caught MAMA's 11,000th baby on April 4, 2014. You can read more about it here in the Waltham Patch.

 

MAMA Statistics 2013

Births: 943

Primary Cesarean Sections: 114 (12.09%)
Attempted VBACs: 58 Successful: 41 (70.69%)

Epidural Rate: 42.31% ::: Induction Rate: 19% ::: Augmentation Rate: 32%

Click here to see statistics from previous years.

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