I have been a women's health care provider since 1999. Initially, I practiced as a Family Nurse Practitioner in a rural women's health clinic in Wyoming County. It is here that found my love for this field and I decided to further my education and become a midwife. I 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, initially working at Anthony Jordan Health Center and then in February 2007 I began my career with the URMC Midwifery Group. I have a special interest in working with adolescents and a strong background in GYN care.
I am a Western New York native, born and raised in Buffalo. My husband and I relocated to Rochester in 2006. We have a beautiful little boy and baby girl who continually brighten each and every day! Outside of the practice, I enjoy cooking, gardening, books (when I have a chance!) and spending time with family and friends.
Being a midwife is an amazing, rewarding experience and I am so fortunate to share these precious moments with the families we care for! I work per diem for the Midwifery practice.
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 Institute 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.