Crown Road, Auroville 605101, Tamil Nadu, India (0413) 2622 803 / Auroville Ambulance 94422 24680 (24/7)

Paula, Midwifery & Women’s Wellness

Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Paula Murphy is our resident nurse midwife with 30 years of experience, including 7 years in home deliveries, followed by 20 years in hospitals and clinic settings.  She began her professional career in the United States where she was a staff midwife, and subsequently director of the Midwifery service in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA.  Her practice included antenatal, intra-partum, postpartum and lactation support and  women’s overall wellness and health care.  Paula went on to establish an in-hospital birth centre including water birth protocols and staff education and she developed group prenatal care based on a model that included physical assessment, education and support.
Since her arrival in Auroville, Paula has been an essential part of the Santé team, where she works as a Midwife and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, currently providing midwifery services, home birth care and basic gynaecological care for women in Auroville.  Paula also offers group sessions as a childbirth educator for home and hospital deliveries and is an active speaker at conferences on women’s reproductive health.
Language: English
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