We believe that pregnancy and birth are a natural process and that all people should have the freedom to choose where and with whom they give birth.
Who We Are
Midwifery Traditions is a home and hospital birth practice serving the Philadelphia, PA area. We provide education and supportive care during this time. Our goal is to give you access to the information you need to make informed choices. Our clients are leaders in their care and choose the aspects of care that are appropriate for them from the full range of testing to alternative modalities.
Midwifery care is not only for the childbearing year. Midwives also provide respectful care across the lifespan. Midwifery Traditions supports clients through holistic gynecologic care and preconception counseling.
Meet the Team
KATHLEEN HINDLE, CNM
My path to midwifery began with my exposure to farm animals giving birth. Those sheep, cows, or horses I watched from afar with little interruption had easier, shorter births and healthier babies. That this would be true for us as well seemed obvious.
In 1978, I was pregnant with my first child and I knew that a non-interventive birth would be the easiest and safest way for us. There seemed no way to avoid common hospital procedures other than staying home to give birth. After having my own home birth, my passion became to be as educated about birth as I could without going to medical school and embracing that model. The amazing midwives who helped me when I had my children taught me what they knew. Soon friends and friends of friends asked if I would help them give birth to their babies at home. I began my practice as a traditional midwife (1978-2000) and was present for the birth of thousands of babies.
I began the slow path of nursing school while raising my children. When my youngest was 5, I began midwifery school at University of Medicine of New Jersey, graduating in 2000. I finished my masters in Midwifery at Philadelphia University in 2001. My practice, Midwifery Traditions, was incorporated in 2002.
SANDRA COHEN, CRNP
Women’s wellness has always been in the forefront of my life. When I was a teenager, I was blessed to be a close friend’s birth support. Since then, I have never felt more comfortable than I do when I assist in women’s health. My first career was as a massage therapist with advanced practice certification as a prenatal massage therapist and massage doula. After having a child of my own, I began working at Midwifery Traditions serving multiple functions in the business office and occasionally attending births as labor support. Helping clients learn about their health options and assisting the midwives in facilitating their healthcare needs made me further realizing my passion for women’s health. With the encouragement of the nurse-midwives, my family, and friends, I began my journey into nursing.
I received my nursing degree from St. Luke’s School of Nursing in 2011 and my Bachelors in Science of Nursing from Jacksonville University in 2013. While going to school, I gained experience working as a nurse in various capacities, including pediatric homecare, acute care, and as a nursing instructor. Finally, in 2015, I began the journey to complete my masters at Frontier Nursing University. I graduated as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner in 2018. My clinical experiences included a low-risk midwifery office, large MFM department, and busy mixed-risk clinic with a diverse OB/GYN patient population. Now, I am excited to be back with Midwifery Traditions to continue providing holistic gynecological and pregnancy care for women.
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