Joanie Messner, MSN, CNM

Joanie has been a practicing nurse-midwife for over 25 years and she is delighted to be the "new" midwife in the County Ob/Gyn family! Originally from Ohio, Joanie attended Oberlin College, graduating with a BA in Psychology and a minor in French. A brief time at Planned Parenthood fueled her interest in women's health and propelled her to midwifery school at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. There she completed her Bachelor's in Nursing, as well as a Master's of Science in Nursing and a certification in Midwifery in 1996.

In 2000, Joanie moved to the New Haven area with her family. Ever since, she has enjoyed practicing full-scope midwifery; providing care to people with uteruses from adolescence through menopause. She loves catching babies, providing prenatal care, routine GYN and contraceptive care. She also has a special interest in LGBTQ issues.

Joanie lives in Hamden with her husband Dan and her 2 cats Teddy and "B". She also has 2 young adult kids, Adele and Henry, who keep life interesting! When not in the office or on the labor floor, Joanie can be found exercising, reading, singing in her local choir, attempting to grow vegetables, or plotting a musical theater project.

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