Birth Center at PCC Providers

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  • Mary Kay Ayers, DNP, CNM – Certified Nurse-Midwife (Female)

  • Mary Kay has significant experience as a certified nurse-midwife, working both in the home and hospital setting since 1991. She attained her Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Mary Kay is passionate about natural birth and alternative and complimentary health. In her leisure time, she enjoys reading, running, billiards, sewing, and spending time with family. Mary Kay speaks Spanish and English.

  • Cecelia Bacom, CNM – Certified Nurse-Midwife (Female)

  • Ceal Bacom is a certified nurse-midwife who joined PCC in 2004. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Literature at the University of Virginia. She later obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Northwestern University and a Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1988. She completed clinical rotations primarily at Cook County Hospital (now Stroger Hospital). She has extensive experience providing care for families both in and out of the hospital setting. Ceal has received numerous honors including an Award for Innovative Midwifery Care from the American College of Nurse-Midwives – Illinois Affiliate and the Joyce Roberts Award for Excellence in Midwifery. She is fluent in Spanish. In her leisure time, Ceal enjoys gardening, reading, and bike riding.

  • Jennifer Jaume, CNM – Certified Nurse-Midwife (Female)

  • Jen Jaume received her Master of Science in Nurse-Midwifery from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2014. She boasts a strong background in caring for mothers and families, having worked as a doula and homebirth nurse. Born in Cuban Miami, Jen came to Chicago to raise her family. The many things she loves include dancing, laughing, reading, cooking, and mothering. Jen is fluent in Spanish and English.

  • Gina Marcin, CNM – Certified Nurse-Midwife (Female)

  • Gina Marcin is a certified nurse-midwife who completed her nursing education at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2013. With a background as an herbalist and acupuncturist, she treats mothers and families from a holistic perspective. Gina is dedicated to the midwifery model of care and is eager to support mothers in the out-of-hospital birth setting. For recreation, Gina enjoys camping, gardening, and fire-tending. Each year, she also co-organizes a medicinal herbal conference, The Midwest Herb Fest, in southern Indiana.

  • Tera Martin, CNM – Certified Nurse-Midwife (Female)

  • Tera Martin graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2009 with a Master of Science in Nurse-Midwifery. Since then, she has worked as a homebirth midwife in Chicago and the nearby suburbs. She is committed to providing holistic, evidence-based midwifery care to women who birth outside of hospitals. In her free time, Tera enjoys traveling and hiking. She once combined her love of both during a 500 mile hike through Spain.

  • Annette Payot, CNM – Certified Nurse-Midwife (Female)

  • Annette Payot provides leadership to PCC’s Midwives as the Director of Advanced Practice Nursing and Midwifery. She is a Certified Nurse-Midwife and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner who joined PCC in 2009. Annette completed her nursing and midwifery education at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2007. With an undergraduate degree in international studies, she spent many years working with international grants programs and volunteered with the Peace Corps in Mongolia. Annette loves all things related to natural childbirth. In addition to midwifery, she enjoys running, jogging, and listening to music. Annette speaks both English and Spanish.

  • Mary Rigoni, CNM – Certified Nurse-Midwife (Female)

  • Mary Rigoni completed her midwifery education at the University of Illinois at Chicago in May 2014. She has a diverse work background including birth work, medical surgical and pediatric care as well as a past life in cognitive and social psychology research. When not at work, Mary loves being at home or at the beach with her husband and two children.

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