Ocean Gynecological & Obstetrical Associates
(732) 364-8000
Lakewood
(732) 349-0485
Toms River

Our Midwives

Each of our nurse midwives is board certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board. As advanced practice nurses, they offer comprehensive, gentle care to our patients from annual gynecological care, contraception counseling, pre-natal care, labor and delivery, through menopause. Our midwives provide one-on-one nurturing care to support laboring mothers' individual choices for labor and delivery.

Mary Breitwieser, CNM

Mary Breitwieser, CNM

With more than 30 years of experience as a nurse midwife, Mary has provided wellness and pregnancy-related care to women in a variety of settings. She earned a B.S. in nursing from William Paterson University in Wayne, N.J. and a certificate in nurse-midwifery from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Allied Health Sciences in Newark, N.J.

Karen Carola, CNM, Director of Midwifery

Karen has more than 30 years of experience in women's health care, including nine years at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. She has a B.S. in nursing from William Patterson University in Wayne, N.J. and a M.S. in nursing with a specialty in nurse midwifery from Columbia University in New York. Karen believes that birth should be an empowering experience and is very active in teaching prenatal yoga.
Katie Connelly, CNM

Katie Connelly, CNM

Katie has more than 10 years of experience in women's health. She started her career as a certified childbirth educator and labor and delivery nurse. Katie earned a B.S. in nursing from The College of New Jersey, where she graduated with honors and was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau, the International Nursing Honor Society. She earned a M.S. in midwifery from New York University.
Andrea Lindstrom, CNM

Andrea Lindstrom, CNM

Andrea has more than 30 years of experience in women's health, having begun her career as a labor and delivery nurse and certified childbirth educator at Community Medical Center. Andrea earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in nursing from Ocean County College in Toms River, N.J. She earned a certificate in nurse midwifery from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Lori Sherman, CNM, MPH, APN

Lori Sherman, CNM, MPH, APN

Lori Sherman earned both a B.S. and a M.S. in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Specializing in nurse-midwifery and women's health, Lori is dual-certified as a certified nurse-midwife and women's health nurse practitioner. She is a member of the American College of Nurse Midwives and the Association for Reproductive Health Professionals. Prior to a career as a CNM, Lori earned a Master of Public Health degree from Boston University.

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