Rebecca L. Skovgaard, M.S.

Rebecca L. Skovgaard, M.S.

Contact Information

URMC Midwifery Group
909 Culver Road
Rochester, NY 14609

Appointment: (585) 276-3000

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  • Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital
  • Admits to Highland Hospital Admits to Highland Hospital

Patient Care Bio

I'm Becky Skovgaard. I have a bachelor's degree from Bennington College in Vermont and then another in nursing from Case Western Reserve University. I attended Georgetown University for my midwifery education and worked there as midwife and faculty after that. I have been with URMC Midwifery since 1994.

I've been privileged to work with a midwife who I believe is the world expert on the topic of the timing of cord clamping, and have published a little on this. (Short answer: keep those scissors off that cord.) I also write regularly for Peri-FACTS, an ongoing, international educational program for obstetrics professionals that is based at the University of Rochester.

I have two kids in college and one in the Navy (and a husband who teaches nearly every biology student at the U of R). I grew up in Montana and I guess that's why I spend a lot of time outdoors. I believe two things are true if you live in Rochester: your garden can never have too many spring bulbs, and your yard will never have enough Christmas lights. When I'm not too busy I write romance. And, oh yeah, I like waiting around for babies to come.

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor (Svc) (Part-Time) - Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (SMD) - Primary


Midwife, Certified Nurse - American College of Nurse-Midwives Certification C


MS | Nursing - Other | Georgetown Univ Sch Medicine1988
BS | Arts & Sciences | Case Western Reserve Univ1980
BA | Biology | Bennington College1976