Over 18 Years Of Experience

Sandra has been providing care to families since 1999—as a doula, childbirth educator, nurse, midwife, and nurse practitioner. They have an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing from Tompkins Cortland Community College and a Master of Science in Nursing/Midwifery from Frontier Nursing University.

Sandra is a member of the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM), the Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA), the New York State Association of Licensed Midwives (NYSALM), and GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality.

Sandra holds New York State midwifery, nursing, and nurse practitioner licenses and is nationally certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB). Read more.

Home Birth Is Safe And Affordable

Research shows that midwives are the safest care providers for the majority of expectant parents with healthy, low-risk pregnancies. Homebirth with midwives has a very high level of proven safety. 

Giving birth in your own home allows labor to progress naturally in a safe and comfortable environment. Homebirth can be a wonderful experience for first time pregnancies as well as for experienced parents.

BirthRoot fees are comparable or less than other equivalent services in this area. We offer flexible payment plans and will work with you to come up with a plan that fits your unique needs. Contact us for more information.

Located In Downtown Ithaca, NY

BirthRoot Midwifery is the only homebirth midwifery practice based close to downtown Ithaca, and serves the families of Tompkins County and the Finger Lakes area.

The West Hill location five minutes from downtown makes office visits easy and convenient.

In addition to comprehensive pregnancy and birth care in the Finger Lakes area, BirthRoot offers well-person and fertility care and a unique online childbirth preparation course.

Talk Of The Town

“Thank you for bringing my dream of homebirth true for me! You’ve impacted me in such a positive way forever.” – Rosa

“Our lives were changed by finding you! You were so incredible.” – A parent

“It was the best day of our lives . . . we couldn’t have done it without you, and we are forever grateful.” – Danielle

“Little did we know that one simple phone call could transform into the best decision we’ve ever made. Your capacity for professionalism, knowledge, AND love are beyond measure. You have truly found your calling and put together the perfect team in the process. The overwhelming safety I felt during our labor and birth could not be found anywhere but under your care . . . We simply cannot thank you enough.” – Kaitlyn

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BirthRoot Midwifery is currently accepting new clients!

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We support and welcome all clients regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, age, race, ethnicity, physical ability, family structure, or religion. All services are provided in a respectful, compassionate, and professional manner.

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