Welcome to Avalon
A Center for Women's Health

Avalon Women's Health is the premier midwifery service in northern New Jersey, with offices in Essex and Morris counties. Avalon midwifery focuses on the needs of the individual woman and her family for physical care, emotional and social support and active involvement of significant others according to her cultural values and personal preferences. Taking a holistic approach to women’s healthcare, Avalon midwives provide education and information to guide women making important health and wellness decisions. Avalon midwives believe that every woman deserves to be treated respectfully as an individual by healthcare providers who truly listen. Avalon midwives believe this is the only way to provide safe and satisfying care.

Avalon, as a center for women’s health offers a full range of women's healthcare, including adolescent health issues, preconceptual counseling, obstetrical care, well-woman gynecology, family planning, menopausal management, cancer screening and more. Avalon offices located in Caldwell and Morristown are comfortable and family-friendly. Avalon midwives strive to know each patient as an individual and spend time for both care and discussion during each visit.

Avalon midwives have full staff privileges in the Atlantic Health System. We deliver babies at both Morristown Medical Center in Morristown and Overlook Medical Center in Summit, New Jersey. Both medical centers offer quiet, private birthing rooms. Aromatherapy, birthing balls, showers and labor tubs are just a few of the modalities that are available during labor. Waterbirth is an option to women who are low risk. Family member and doulas are welcome to share in the birthing experience.

Avalon benefits from the supportive coverage of four board-certified physicians:

  • Judy Banks, M.D.
  • Nina Reynolds, M.D.
  • Fred Silverberg, M.D.
  • Robert Steer, M.D.

These physicians are available at all times for consultation.  Avalon also works in partnership with the specialists at Atlantic Health’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine department for those women with risk factors during pregnancy.

Photo provided by Christie Adams

Avalon Midwives & Staff

Avalon midwives and staff are here to provide women of all ages with personalized and satisfying healthcare in a warm and caring environment. Every staff member at Avalon shares the same goal-to provide first rate services and care to each woman and her family in a holistic and respectful manner.

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Avalon provides care for women throughout their lifespan, from the teens through menopause and beyond. Obstetrical and gynecological care is imparted with gentleness and respect, allowing for each woman's individual needs. Health education and healthy living habits are a major focus of midwifery care.

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Waterbirth is one of the options available to Avalon patients. Water immersion offers a relaxing and comforting environment during labor, minimizing the need for pain medication and allowing the mother to easily change positions. Waterbirth may be less stressful for the infant as it eases into the pool of warm water at birth.

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