I have had the pleasure of working in the women's health field since 1999. I initially practiced in an outpatient women's health clinic in rural Western New York as a Family Nurse Practitioner. After several years, I decided to further my education and earned my Post-Master's Degree in Nurse-Midwifery from the Institute of Midwifery, Women and Health (Philadelphia,PA) in 2003.
I have been caring for women in the Rochester area since 2004. I have a special interest in working with adolescents and a strong background in gyn care. My career with the Strong Midwifery Group began in February 2007. I started per diem and gladly joined the practice full-time after the birth of our first child in June 2007.
In addition to practicing as a midwife I also serve as an Assistant Clinical Nursing Professor at the College at Brockport focusing on Maternal Child Health Nursing.
I am a Western New York native, born and raised in Buffalo. My husband and I relocated to Rochester in 2006 to advance my midwifery career. Outside of the practice, I enjoy spending time with our two children, cooking, gardening as well as spending time with family and friends.
Being a midwife is an amazing experience and I am so fortunate to share this precious time with the families we care for!
Ms Farnham graduated Magna Cum Laude from D'Youville College in Buffalo, NY with a Bachelor in Science in Nursing in 1996 and was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau, the international honor society of nursing. After working as a registered nurse Ms Farnham returned to D'Youville College and earned her Master of Science Degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 1998. During this time she was nominated for the 1998 Student Nurse Practitioner award by the New York State Coalition of Nurse Practitioners.
Ms Farnham practiced as a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner in Wyoming County, NY for over five years in a rural nurse-practitioner based Women's Health Clinic prior to becoming a Certified Nurse Midwife. She earned her Post-Master's certificate in Nurse Midwifery from the Insititute of Midwifery,Women & Health in Philadelphia, PA in the year 2003. Since that time Ms Farnham practiced in a local Community Health Center until joining the URMC Midwifery Group in October 2007. Ms Farnham also became an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Nursing program at the College at Brockport where she teaches the maternity didactic component and also has the pleasure of training the students clinically at Highland Hospital.
Ms Farnham is proud to be caring for women throughout the Rochester community.