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North Shore Birth Center

Holistic Pregnancy and Birthing Care for Women 

Please Note: The North Shore Birthing Center is not accepting new patients.

Some women choose to get their prenatal care and give birth with the assistance of midwives at North Shore Birth Center (NSBC) on the campus of Beverly Hospital. NSBC opened its doors in 1980 as the first free-standing birth center in the Northeast. Today, the midwives of North Shore Birth Center continue to provide holistic, individualized health care to women with low health risks.

Prenatal Care and Childbirth

We carry our philosophy of individualized care into every pregnancy and birth, taking into account your health history as well as the hopes, fears, and unique circumstances that affect your experience.

If you choose the NSBC for prenatal care, you have the option to:

  • Birth at the North Shore Birth Center, a home-like environment on the Beverly Hospital campus. The space is quiet, peaceful, and family-friendly, with full access to a kitchen, living room, outdoor garden, and deck. Midwives will support the physiologic progression of labor and non-pharmacologic methods are used for pain management. Large birthing tubs are available for use during labor and for water births. After delivery at NSBC, you may choose to be discharged home in 4-12 hours or transferred to Beverly Hospital for a postpartum stay of 24-48 hours.
  • Birth at Beverly Hospital, where the midwives remain committed to the same low-intervention approach to labor and birth. Nitrous oxide and epidural are available, if desired.

Please note that only those midwives who are affiliated with Beverly Hospital’s North Shore Birth Center can attend deliveries at the NSBC.

Health Care Services for Women

When you make an appointment at NSBC, you can expect to be heard, seen, and given options to take ownership of your own health. Our services include:

  • Yearly physical exams from the teen years through menopause
  • Screening for breast and cervical cancer or sexually transmitted infections
  • Reproductive health care (contraceptive, pre-conception, prenatal, or menopausal)

For More Information

If you are interested in learning more about the services of North Shore Birth Center and touring our facility, we encourage you to attend an orientation. Please call 978-927-7880 to register.

North Shore Birth Center Front Entrance
All are welcome at North Shore Birth Center.


North Shore Birth Center
on the campus of Beverly Hospital
85 Herrick Street
Beverly, MA 01915
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Meet Our Team

Liza Capodilupo, CNM
Alexa Dougherty, CNM
Esther Hausman, CNM
Chelsea Perrin, CNM
Lisa Thibodeau, CNM