Welcome to Avalon Midwives


Avalon Midwives is a comprehensive midwifery practice providing a wide range of midwifery services for both birth center and hospital birth mothers across New Jersey. We specialize in VBACs (vaginal birth after cesarean), birth center births and waterbirths. Avalon Midwives and their partner Avalon Wellness Center also provide a wide range of other services including doula services, childbirth classes, infant care classes, lactation support, postpartum mental health services, massage therapy, prenatal and postnatal chiropractic care services and much, much more. 

Avalon Midwives was founded by Donna Roosa, MS, CNM & JoAnn Yates, MS, CNM i
n 2001.

Donna, JoAnn along with the Avalon Midwifery team have delivered over 5,000 babies in a variety of settings including busy hospitals and birth centers. Their shared philosophy and energy combined with their own unique abilities and vast experience in all aspects of birth, make Avalon Midwives perfect for anyone considering hiring a midwife to guide, assist and nurture them through pregnancy and birth. 

We view childbirth as a natural event and not a medical emergency. Having a child is a transformative experience, a journey that calls for particular attention to mind-body-spirit harmony.

Our Services
Our Services

Each moment of a woman's

life is an opportunity for growth and the pursuit of vibrant health

in mind, body and spirit. We coordinate comprehensive healthcare and wellness services specifically designed

to meet your unique needs through every stage of your life. 

Our Practitioners
Our Practitioners

The Avalon Midwives 

are passionate about

providing women with the opportunity to make choices regarding their birth experience through education, care and support. We believe the birth

of your child should be empowering.


Contact Us
Contact Us

We’d love to hear from you.

Give us a call today or fill out

the form on the Forms Page

to set up an appointment.

If you'd just like to learn

more about what we can

offer, give us a call and we'll

be happy to help you make a more informed decision. 





I highly recommend Avalon midwives!!!!

I absolutely loved my prenatal visits and birth experience. I traveled 50 minutes

out of my way and it was so worth it!

First of all, they have super convenient office hours, which was perfect for me since I commute from the city. All of the midwives are knowledgeable and friendly.

I gave birth 8 weeks ago and I still think about the delivery experience... Read More!



Avalon is by far the most amazing group

of women I ever met. They are all so nice. The midwives as well as the office staff

are all so friendly. I have delivered my 2 babies with them all natural and they

were very supportive of all decisions

my husband and I made. I hope to have another baby and I look forward to using them again. I recommend Avalon to everyone I know when we... Read More!