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Blanchard Valley Health System Midwifery vs. traditional birth presentation in Bluffton

Hosted by Blanchard Valley Health System

Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) will host “Midwifery vs. Traditional Birth,” the first installment of the 2020 “Live and Learn” series.

This community presentation will focus on maternal health care and the similarities and differences between birthing options.

Two sessions on the topic will be held. The first is Thursday, Feb. 20, from noon to 1 p.m. at the town hall third floor, 154 N. Main St., Bluffton, featuring Dr. Molly Senokozlieff and midwife Laura Selvidio, CNM.

The second is from 7 - 8 p.m. at the Ottawa Medical & Diagnostic Center, 1740 N. Perry St., Ottawa, and will feature Dr. George Abate and midwife Melissa (Missy) Moore, CNM, CNP.

A boxed lunch will be provided for the afternoon session and light snacks and refreshments in the evening. Seating is limited for both events.

An RSVP is required by Monday, Feb. 17, and can be made by emailing events@bvhealthsystem.org or calling 419.423.5551. 

The presenters
Dr. Molly Senokozlieff
 has provided OB/GYN services for more than 14 years and offers family planning services, as well as care for menstrual disorders, sexually transmitted diseases, menopausal problems and more. 

Laura Selvidio, APRN-CNM, joined Blanchard Valley Obstetrics & Gynecology in Bluffton in 2019. She has practiced nursing since 2015 in Augusta, Ga., and Anchorage, Al. 

Dr. George Abate has practiced in Ottawa and Findlay for more than seven years. He provides obstetric and gynecologic care including, annual exams, consultations and more. 

Missy Moore, APRN-CNM, joined Bluffton Women’s Care in 2016. She provides a range of obstetrics and gynecological care and sees women of all ages. 

Photo – From left: Dr. Molly Senokozlieff, Laura Selvidio, APRN-CNM, Dr. George Abate, Missy Moore, APRN-CNM