Newport Hospital Expands Women's Care with Addition of Certified Nurse Midwife

November 12, 2014

Karolyn Zambrotta, RN, CNM, joins The Noreen Stonor Drexel Birthing Center

Karolyn ZambrottaNewport Hospital’s award-winning Noreen Stonor Drexel Birthing Center is bringing midwifery services to the hospital with the addition of certified nurse midwife Karolyn Zambrotta, RN, CNM. Zambrotta began seeing new patients on November 10.

Zambrotta, who has been practicing midwifery for more than 10 years, provides a comprehensive range of women’s services spanning pregnancy and delivery including prenatal, postpartum and newborn care, breastfeeding support and routine gynecological care.

“It’s such a pleasure to welcome Karolyn to the Newport Hospital medical staff as part of Newport Women’s Health,” says Crista F. Durand, president of Newport Hospital. “Midwives, as the ultimate caregiver, play a distinctive but critical role in the community – and Karolyn’s expertise and focus on working alongside women makes her a real asset to the hospital and our community.”

The addition of midwifery at Newport Hospital enhances the services offered through Newport Women’s Health and the hospital’s Noreen Stonor Drexel Birthing Center, which is designated as Baby-Friendly by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nation’s Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Zambrotta is no stranger to the Newport Hospital community having served in the past as a labor/delivery nurse at the hospital. In addition, she graduated from the hospital’s School of Nursing and later received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Salve Regina University. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the University of Rhode Island.

A member of the American College of Nurses-Midwives, Zambrotta is certified in Advanced Midwifery Practice: Surgical Assisting for Cesarean Birth. She has earned the American College of Nurses-Midwives R.I. Chapter scholarship and the University of Rhode Island Professional Nurse Traineeship.

Zambrotta’s community and professional service has included working as a facilitator of Newport Hospital’s Breastfeeding Support Group and she has instructed the hospital’s breastfeeding and early pregnancy classes. She was also a Newport Hospital Rite Care coordinator and served as a volunteer at Newport’s Women’s Resource Center.

“Newport Hospital and The Noreen Stonor Drexel Birthing Center provide the ideal atmosphere for midwifery, one that supports a collaborative one-on-one approach to welcoming women and guiding them as individuals through their birth journey and beyond,” says Zambrotta. “I’m excited to be at the hospital and in the Newport community. Moving into midwifery has really been a natural progression for me and being able to practice here completes the circle.”

Zambrotta is welcoming new patients and can be reached at 401-848-5556.