Nurse Ashley StaffAshley Lee, RN: Ashley received her nursing degree in 2003 from SUNY Adirondack. She began her nursing career as a labor and delivery nurse, and most recently worked in pediatrics at Children’s of Pittsburgh and Children’s at Stanford.

After seeking her prenatal care from The Midwife Center for the birth of her first baby, Ashley’s first love for maternal/newborn nursing arose. She has a strong belief in the practice of midwives and hopes to pursue becoming one in the future.


Nurse Cheryl StaffCheryl Bradshaw, BSN, RN, IBCLC: Cheryl graduated from University of Pittsburgh School of nursing in 1991. She worked at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh for 12 years, Washing DC children’s National Medical Center hospital for 2 years and Allegheny General Hospital Neonatal intensive care for 5 years. She became a certified lactation consultant in 2009.

Cheryl has been a nurse at The Midwife Center since the new center opened in 2003. She became interested in midwifery style care while running her own breast pump business.  She truly believes in not only the safety but the superiority of birth center birth to hospital birth for healthy moms and babies.  She is happy to practice the art of nursing in this environment.

Christine Croce WebsiteChristine Croce, RN, BSN: Christine received her nursing degree in 2009 from the University of Pittsburgh. She spent two years working at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh in trauma, orthopedics and neurosurgery. She currently works part time at the East Liberty Family Health Care Center in pediatrics as well as at The Midwife Center.

Christine became interested in maternal/newborn nursing after having her daughter at The Midwife Center in 2015. She is excited about the opportunity to help mothers bring their babies into the world naturally.

Nurse Danielle StaffDanielle Gorman, RN, IBCLC: Danielle returned to school 10 years after completing her Bachelor’s degree in business to pursue her passion for women’s health. She graduated from CCAC’s nursing program 2011. During her time in nursing school she worked as a doula. Before joining The Midwife Center staff she worked at Magee-Women’s Hospital on both High Risk Antepartum and Postpartum Units.

Danielle is also a board-certified lactation consultant. She’s thrilled to be a part of the nursing staff at The Midwife Center where she can provide the type of care that she’s so passionate about. Danielle and her husband have two boys, both delivered by midwives!

Nurse Diana StaffDiana Hull, RN, MSN: Diana graduated from a three-year diploma nursing school in 1971 and finished her BSN at the University of Pennsylvania in 1973. She worked at St. Francis Hospital in Labor and Delivery before transferring to Magee Women’s Hospital where she worked for three years, completing her Masters in Maternal Child Health in 1976.

She taught Obstetric Nursing for three years, and became a Lamaze instructor. She loves working at The Midwife Center and currently teaches our Childbearing Refresher class.


Nurse Shannon StaffShannon Gerst, RN: Shannon received her nursing degree from UPMC St. Margaret School of Nursing in 2006 and has been working in Labor and Delivery ever since. She recently decided to follow her passion for assisting women with natural childbirth and found herself at The Midwife Center. Shannon believes there is no greater sense of accomplishment than being able to assist a couple with bringing their baby into the world.