Personalized Pregnancy and Childbirth Care for you and your family


After the verb to love, to help is the most beautiful verb in the world  -Bertha von Suttner

Call 603-448-6940 to schedule a free consultation with tour at our freestanding birth center in Hanover, NH

With offices at 2 Buck Road in Hanover & Lebanon, NH, Gentle Landing Birth Center is a CHOICE for healthy, low-risk people in search of access to full-scope midwifery care for their reproductive health and childbirth/maternity CARE in the Upper Valley of NH and VT: personalized CARE which is rich in time and education.

In 2018 Katherine and Meghan joined their resources, skills and hopes to build and offer Upper Valley communities with a freestanding birth center. This was in response to the closing of many small hospital birth centers throughout Vermont and New Hampshire, leaving families with limited birth option. The joining of CPM Katherine and CNM Meghan brought a NEW option of blended models of midwifery to the Upper Valley. 

Individualized Midwifery Care in the Upper Valley

  • Prenatal care
  • Freestanding birth center births and home births
  • Postpartum Care
  • Education and Wellness
  • Whole Family Support
  • Women's Health Services
  • Newborn Care
  • Community Connections and Resources

Katherine (She/Her)

Meghan (She/Her)

Meghan Sperry is a certified nurse midwife and practices as an advanced practice registered nurse in both Vermont and New Hampshire. She has been in advanced practice since 2010 and works as the medical director of Gentle Landing Birth Center.

Katherine blends over 30 years of birth experience in a wide variety of settings and situations, a compassionate heart, deep listening and a scientific mind to offer comprehensive, creative and individualized care to each family she is blessed to work with. She is a fierce advocate for informed choice, committed partnership in care and evidence-based midwifery. She works as the administrative director of Gentle Landing Birth Center.

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As a small, personalized midwifery practice, we are sometimes with birthing people when you call and can't always answer inquires immediately. Know we take pride in returning calls as soon as we can!

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Midwives provide educational support and informed decision making to increase the individual health and wellness of all people and families they work with.

Gentle Landing Midwifery and Birth center answers the Upper Valley's need for access to INDIVIDUALIZED CHOICE IN BIRTH and female reproductive health CARE.

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"I feel like given the choice, I could never go back to a hospital setting. Nothing prepared me for how beautiful and calm (amidst the birth chaos) my birth would truly be at the birth center."

"The wisdom, love, and years of experience that the Gentle Landing midwives bring to their clients is unlike any other experience you will have in this area. My husband and I always felt heard, seen, respected, and loved when it came to our care throughout this pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Bringing a baby into your life is so much more than the physical act of pregnancy and birth, it’s about your life and your family and the well being of all members in it."

"I knew right away when I found out I was pregnant that I wanted a more personal experience than what is afforded to women opting to have routine checkups. The midwives are approachable, knowledgeable, nurturing and do an amazing job helping you journey into parenthood."

"...I also appreciate fully, the intimate care and regard the midwives gave me, from encouraging my full openness to my emotions, physical experience and all realms of energetic health and well-being.  I feel better prepared on this journey as they’ve walked along with me."

"The midwives were amazing during my birth experience. They not only helped me birth my baby, but they nurtured my soul as well. The midwives at Gentle Landing give the whole woman care, not only physical care, but spiritual care. I couldn't have been happier with my birth experience." 

"There are so many wonderful things I can say about my birth experience at Gentle Landing, but I think the best way to sum up the love, grace, tenderness, and wisdom is to simply say this:  they almost make me want to have a third child, just to be able to visit with them more often... almost!"

"Working with Gentle Landing has been an absolute dream. I appreciate that they are both supporting and loving while also confident and matter of fact. It is clear they live for what they do, making sure clients are well-informed and supporting women in their birth choices once they have all the facts from every standpoint. Thank you Juliana, Meghan and Katie for all that you do and for standing up for women, their bodies and their choices."

"I've never known someone so briefly and loved so deeply as the midwives at Gentle Landing.  Ever.  Thank you for your lovely card for my baby's birthday. I will always, in all ways, be thankful that your hands gave her to me."

"I came to the midwives at Gentle Landing a couple of months pregnant with my second child. They gave me not only excellent prenatal care in a medical sense but also gave me courage and rallied community support for me in becoming a single mother to my new baby. They were always available for any questions or needs I had and provided amazing support during labor for pain relief/management.  I feel blessed to have had them attend the birth of my beautiful daughter."

"We are so lucky to have found your practice. The peaceful and loving demeanor at the birth center is contagious. You-all helped me be incredibly confident in labor, and I know my husband would have had a very hard time without your support of him. In the end, even though I had to go to the hospital for my birth, your strength beside us reinforced our optimism, patience and courage which gave us such a positive start in our lives and our new family."

"The team of midwives at Gentle Landing were like angels tending to all that needed tending to... so that I could labor.  I had nothing to worry about but birthing and welcoming our newest little one into our lives.  Once you have your baby in your arms, they literally tuck you in with your family and tend to EVERY detail. Thank God for this Choice in Birth."

"The midwives listened with such skill and intuition; they connected with our entire family, not just me and baby. Many friends back home were so uncertain when they heard we were planning a birth center birth, and I just couldn't explain how I had never felt more safe.  "You just need to meet these would totally understand," I said time and time again."

"I arrived at Gentle Landing at seven months pregnant. My partner and I were brand new to the Upper Valley. Our sweet boy was born peacefully and respectfully at the Birth Center after just a few short hours of labor. Our family is wholly impressed and forever touched by the love and care we received from our midwives!"

"As a first time mother, I could not have asked for better care in my pregnancy, birthing and motherhood journey. I feel extremely lucky to be part of the Gentle Landing family.."

Speak tenderly to them. Let there be kindness in your face,
in your eyes, in your smile, in the warmth of your greeting.
Always have a cheerful smile. Don't only give your care,
but give your heart as well. 

- Mother Theresa

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