Inspira Medical Group Increases Gentle Beginnings Staff


MULLICA HILL - Gentle Beginnings, Inspira Medical Group’s midwifery practice, is celebrating two new additions to their midwifery staff.Certified nurse midwives Bernadette Lloyd-Sobolow, C.N.M. and Waverly Lutz, C.N.M. have joined the staff to provide both natural birth and water birth in a hospital setting. Lloyd-Sobolow and Lutz will work with Lindsay Dauphinee and Gentle Beginnings founder Karen McEvoy Shields in providing these services as well as gynecologic care to women.Before joining Gentle Beginnings, Lloyd-Sobolow earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Rhode Island College and a Master of Science in Nurse Midwifery from the University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, Lloyd-Sobolow earned her Post-Graduate Teaching Certificate from the University of Pennsylvania in 2002 and is currently a clinical faculty member for the University. The new addition to Gentle Beginnings spent sixteen years practicing with Midwives of Delaware County in the Crozer-Keystone Health System and has been a guest lecturer for the Institute of Midwifery, Women, and Health since 2000.Lutz earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology in 2007 from Swarthmore College before pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania. Lutz has worked as a registered nurse and childbirth educator with the Southeast Health Center Latina Centering Group in Philadelphia prior to working as a certified nurse midwife and clinical faculty member at Rowan University’s School of Medicine. In addition to her previous working experience, Lutz has also lectured about natural childbirth in support of labor without medication.Gentle Beginnings provides natural birth and water birth at Inspira Medical Center with locations in Elmer and Haddon HeightsFor more information about Gentle Beginnings, call 856.358.1100 or visit

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