Midwifery Group Our Midwives Meet our exceptional team of certified nurse midwives. Our Services Find out what services we offer. Patient Testimonials Read what our patients have said about us. The University of Rochester Medical Center has offered midwifery services since 1975. The Midwifery Group, has been in existence since 1992. Here you will find information about our practice and helpful resources to guide you during your journey through pregnancy and womanhood. We look forward to caring for you and getting to know your family. We would like to welcome you to our practice. "Our practice is based on the belief that pregnancy and childbirth are normal, but unique events in the life of each family. Our role is to safeguard the health of mother and baby while encouraging family participation in decision-making about their care. Our respect for individual differences offers our patients personal, sensitive care." ~ Elizabeth Cooper, CNM, EdD Midwifery Program Featured on WXXI's Need To Know Watch Michele Burtner, C.N.M, M.S., Director of the Midwifery Group and Eva Pressman, M.D., Henry A. Thiede Professor and Chair Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology as they discuss the modern midwife and the Midwifery program on WXXI's Need to Know.