Michelle Doyle loves what she does. Since 1983, she has safely attended over 1100 births, and been present at thousands more. Michelle gave birth to her three children at home, attended by her own midwife and mentor Vicki Wolfrum, CNM.
Michelle has practiced maternity care in a wide range of settings, and understands the importance of being truly “with woman” in any environment. First attending pregnant women as a midwife assistant, Michelle spent 12 years in this role, seeing approximately 500 home births prior to seeing birth in a hospital. She is a registered nurse, and became a Certified Nurse Midwife in 1999. She has worked in a high-risk tertiary care Labor and Delivery ward, and at a prenatal clinic with uninsured and undocumented Hispanic clients. She spent ten years caring for the diverse population of Upstate NY and attended a thousand births in the hospitals of Troy, NY.
Michelle is committed to meeting the unique needs of each and every woman and family, using holistic resources and an evidence based approach to clinical care. She is an equipped, experienced medical professional ready to handle the very normal condition of birth; she is also prepared to assess and address complications that might arise.
Michelle is a certified BioDynamic Craniosacral Therapist (BCST). At LCM, Craniosacral Therapy is available separate from or integrated into midwifery care.
Michelle lives in Troy with her husband and children, and serves on the Board for the New York State Association of Licensed Midwives (NYSALM), was the Chair of the NYSALM PAC, and is a member of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), the Midwife Alliance of North America (MANA), the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), and Evidence Based Birth (EBB). Michelle is also a founding member of The Pregnancy Project, a collaborative group of pregnancy care providers that support women and families throughout the childbearing year. In her free time, she enjoys weaving and photography.
In 2009, Michelle founded Local Care Midwifery as the first independent midwifery practice in the Capital District offering home birth services. LCM was born of Michelle's intense commitment to provide women of New York's Capital District with a local, legal option for home birth as well as personal, attentive Well Woman Care. In 2015, Michelle received privileges at Bellevue Hospital in Niskayuna and planned hospital birth became a part of LCM care.
Michelle Continues to serve women from all walks of life in a wide variety of settings, offering high quality and personalized care for women of all ages.