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Mt Eaton Midwifery

Providing midwifery services and well-woman care to the plain community.

Our Office

Mt Eaton Midwifery is a midwifery clinic serving the Amish and Mennonite communities of Holmes, Wayne and surrounding counties.

Mt. Eaton Midwifery was started in June of 2015 by Mary Ann Durbin, CNM and Cheri Switzer, CNM. We are located in the basement of Mount Eaton Care Center in Mount Eaton, Ohio. We are easy to find and have an ample parking lot. Stop by and say “hi”. We are happy to give you a tour but you’ll need to make an appointment for a tour of the facility.

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Patients we see on average. 

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Born here

Delivered here last year at the care center.

Maternity Care Package​

Our maternity package price includes unlimited prenatal visits and limitless access to the three Mt Eaton Midwifery certified nurse-midwives. Also included is routine pregnancy bloodwork, i.e., a prenatal panel...

Well-Woman Care

Well-woman exams include a complete physical and breast exam, with appropriate lab work, pap test, and scheduling of imaging studies if needed. We also offer counseling on preconception, family...

What people say?

Love this place, best in town!!!!!! Cheri and Maryann are so amazing, they made me feel more like a friend, rather then just another patient!!!! Recommend this place highly!"
N & B
Thank you so much for the caring support and encouragement you bring during the pregnancy and prenatal care. As first-time parents, your input has been very important to us, and wholly appreciated.”
M & L
The most caring, compassionate midwifery team I know. Excellent, safe, competent care for you and your family!"
J & W
Thanks so much for the huge part you played in the safe pregnancy and birth of our precious little son! I really like the service you provide here.”
D & J
Thanks so much for everything you have done for us…the wonderful care, the calm atmosphere, etc. You are a great team! Special thanks to Laura for helping us through labor and delivery...
A & W
Thank you…for all you’ve done throughout my pregnancy and delivery! Everything was greatly appreciated! We are enjoying our precious little bundle.”
M & A

Who Are We

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Mary Ann Durbin

Founder Midwife (Now Retired)

I was interested in natural childbirth since before I had my first baby when I was 21. It always made more sense to me that generally speaking, the entire birthing process will unfold at it’s own pace and probably…

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Katie Gorbold

MS, APRN-CNM, Certified Breastfeeding Specialist

Katie is a recent graduate of the Ohio State University’s nurse midwifery program and was fortunate enough to spend two semesters as a student…

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Lauren Mix


Lauren Mix has been a registered nurse since 2013 and spent 6 years working in the specialty of critical care. She always wanted to continue her education and decided on pursuing her master’s degree…

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Lisa Miller


Mt Eaton Midwifery is a midwifery clinic serving the Amish and Mennonite communities of Holmes, Wayne and surrounding counties.

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Cindy Powell

Medical Assistant

Graduated with honors and is Certified Nationally as a Medical Assistant and Phlebotomist. She joined our team in April 2018. She is a mother of three and has been married to her husband Dwayne for 18 years.


Most frequent questions and answers

You have an unlimited number of visits with the midwives. Typically, it is best to be seen for your first check-up at around 18 weeks from the first day of your last period or earlier. Then we usually see women every 6 weeks or so unless you want or need to be seen more often. In the third trimester we will see you every one to two weeks.

Absolutely! By prepaying you will be able to receive a $100 discount to your bill. 

The best way to treat an emergency is to try to prevent it from occurring. This can be partly accomplished at each prenatal check-up as your midwife screens you for problems and helps educate you on good self care and warning signs. In labor you will be monitored for any problems that might occur. Catching problems early while they are small is best. If need be, we will transfer your care to a more appropriate provider.

At Mt Eaton Care Center all meals and beverages are provided for the mother and father during labor and after the birth.

No problem. Simply call us when you realize your mistake and we will reschedule you. We may call you first and leave a message on your voice mail.

Many items are provided for you and your baby while you are at the Care Center. Pack as if you were spending the night in a hotel. Don’t forget an outfit and blankets to take the baby home in!

At your first prenatal visit, the midwives will ask you if you are open to having one ultrasound in pregnancy. This ultrasound, recommended around 18-20 weeks, can provide reassurance that your baby is growing and developing normally, that your placenta is not too close to the cervix (placenta previa), and that your estimated due date is correct. If there is uncertainty about dates, we will recommend a dating ultrasound. Dating ultrasounds are most accurate when done early in pregnancy, preferably during the first trimester. We have a portable ultrasound in the office that we use for confirming early pregnancy and for position checks if we suspect a breech baby.  If you choose to have an ultrasound, the midwives will place an order and we will assist you with scheduling. Most of our clients have ultrasounds at the Mt. Eaton Medical offices, Pomerene Hospital, or Aultman Hospital. Ultrasounds that are available through Ultrasona are not for medical purposes.

Research studies confirm the safety of planned home birth with qualified providers for low-risk women. We are supportive of an informed choice to have a home birth, and are happy to have good working relationships with many local home birth midwives for occasional co-care as needed. At this time however, the Mt. Eaton Midwives attend births exclusively at the Mt. Eaton Care Center.

Make your first appointment today

The first 100 growing families to mention they saw our website will receive a welcoming gift at their initial prenatal visit.

More Questions?

Mt Eaton Midwifery is a midwifery clinic serving the Amish and Mennonite communities of Holmes, Wayne, and surrounding counties.

Mailing Address: PO Box 216 ​Mt. Eaton, OH 44659

Physical Address: 9176 Winesburg Rd, Dundee, OH 44624

Office Number: (330) 359-0580