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NEW! Meet our Most Recent Arrivals at our Online Nursery

CVMC is excited to launch an online nursery to welcome the newest members to our central Vermont families.

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Folic Acid during Pregnancy: Why is it so important?

A quick guide on the essential things you need to know about folic acid.

How Can I Get Breastfeeding off to a Good Start?

Get the low down on making your breasts work for you.

We are dedicated to providing compassionate and individualized care for women – from early family planning through pregnancy, labor and delivery.

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Getting Pregnant

Thinking of getting pregnant? We can help. Find out about our family planning services and what you need to know to prepare for a healthy pregnancy.

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Congratulations! You have much to do and think about in these upcoming months. Learn about your prenatal care, our doula program, common pregnancy ailments, how to prepare for your hospital stay and more.

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New Baby

You did it! But what now? From getting a birth certificate, breastfeeding, immunizations, caring for your new baby...and don't forget caring for yourself...we can help.

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Meet Our Providers

Misty Blanchette-Porter, MD, Endocrinologist
Reproductive Endocrinologist

Misty Blanchette-Porter, MD is board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology from the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She earned her medical degree from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and completed her residency and fellowship in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Vermont Medical Center.

Roger E. Ehret, MD
Gynecologist and Obstetrician

Dr. Ehret is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He went to medical school at Tulane University and completed his internship and residency at the University of Arkansas.

Janis Finelli, WHNP-BS
Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

As a provider, I strive to approach each patient in a compassionate and attentive manner. My goal is to create an individualized treatment plan and to educate and involve my patients in their care. I believe in a collaborative team approach with other providers in our practice and in the community in order to achieve optimum health outcomes.

Sheila R. Glaess, MD
Gynecologist and Obstetrician

Dr. Glaess attended Robert W. Johnson Medical School and completed her residency at Sinai Samaritan Medical Center. She is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Colleen Horan, MD
Gynecologist and Obstetrician

Dr. Horan is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She went to medical school at State University of New York and completed her residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

Roger H. Knowlton, DO, FACOG
Gynecologist and Obstetrician

Dr. Knowlton was voted “Best Doctor” by the Time Argus’ Best of the Best Awards three years in a row.  He studied medicine at the University of Health Science and completed his internship and residency  at Wesson Women’s Hospital.

Rachel Long, MD
Gynecologist and Obstetrician
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Priyanka Singh, MD
Gynecologist and Obstetrician

“I truly enjoy general obstetrics and gynecology. I want to develop those life-long relationships with my patients, and I feel my training and background in OB/GYN medicine, surgery and psychiatry brings all of that together.”

Julie A. Vogel, MD, FACOG
Gynecologist and Obstetrician

I’ve always had an interest in women’s health and social issues. The Obstetrics and Gynecology clerkship was my second rotation in medical school and I knew I had found a home. It allows me to develop relationships with my patients and provide continuity of care for women throughout their entire lives including pregnancy and childbirth.

Nancy  Wagner, RDN, CDE, CHC, TTS
Registered Dietitian
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From our Blog

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by Mary Letourneau, RN, BSN, IBCLC

Learn how The Center for Breastfeeding at CVMC provides donor milk to help mothers who are planning to exclusively breastfeed their babies.

Contact Information

Womens Health: 802-371-5961
Women & Children's Unit: 802-371-4299
Lactation Consultant: 802-371-4415

Birthing Center Open House: First Wednesday of every month from 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Childbirth Education Classes: New sessions starting every two months