The Hudson Valley Midwifery Center in Kingston is now closed.  If you are interested in a home birth please reach out to Susan Rannestad or Susanrachel Condon of River & Mountain Midwives.  They also offer private practice GYN care.  Homebirth midwives can also be found with Olivebridge Midwifery or Beacon Midwives.

Whitney Hall is now full time with Health Quest Medical Practice.  If you'd like to continue care with her please call one of their offices directly.


Whitney Hall, LM 

*Now at Health Quest Medical Practice in Kingston and Rhinebeck*

Whitney started her midwifery education apprenticing in a home birth practice in Santa Barbara, California in 1990. Throughout the next decade, she practiced at several birth centers including the Tennessee Birth Place with Amish and Mennonite women, Casa Maternidad in El Paso, Texas and later at Victoria Jubilee Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica. Whitney graduated from SUNY with her MS in Midwifery in 2003. She is credentialed by the American College of Nurse-Midwives as a Certified Midwife and is licensed in New York State.

Whitney has three children, whom she breastfed for over ten years, is a certified lactation counselor, and a childbirth educator. Whitney is President of the NYS Association of Birth Centers and aspires to create a political landscape in which all women may receive care and give birth in the places they prefer – in hospitals, birth centers, or their homes. In her spare time, Whitney is an avid fiber spinner and knits from her own spun yarn.

Jessica Thomas, RN, IBCLC

Lactation Specialist 

Jessica Thomas is a graduate of Columbia University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and is an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).  Her most recent nursing experience has been as an RN and Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) in Labor, Delivery, Post-partum, and recovery.  She has also been honored to attend homebirths as a birth assistant.  Holding space during these moments has been one of the greatest blessings.

She first pursued this work after the birth of her two children. She saw the strength women found in themselves and in the support and knowledge they shared with each other. She hopes to start honest, respectful, and realistic conversations about birth, motherhood, and infant feeding that build a culture of celebrating woman’s strength and wisdom.  She has a passion for building wellness and community by encouraging shared decision making in healthcare, community support, and informed evidenced based education.

To find out more visit her website at


...For those of you who don't know, Kingston is in the process of becoming baby friendly certified, and they are so very excited to be working with our beloved local midwives.  This was an amazing birth experience, and the hospital was so respectful of my wishes..."

-Krista D.

I just finished my incredible birth experience with Birdie, Whitney and Chana. I have never felt more cared for, protected and loved. I would never go anywhere else for myself or baby, it was clear from out meet and greet at 7 weeks gestation.

-Betsy S.

We couldn't be more grateful to you for all that you did to help us bring our girl earth-side.  From our very first visit to this last, you helped us to believe in our strength as new parents, and taught us so much about this path that we have just begun to chart..."


We had a great experience with the Hudson Valley Midwives. Whitney Hall was professional and caring. She gave us the space to make informed decisions about our healthcare, helped us navigate the emotional aspect of pregnancy and was a grounding force during our labor. 

-Liz W.