Lindsay Lachant MSN, CNM, IBCLC
Lindsay became interested in midwifery shortly after being exposed to the midwifery model of care while working in a hospital setting. After graduating from nursing school at Southern Vermont College in 2005, Lindsay started her nursing career in a small community hospital in Bennington, Vermont. She worked for eight years as a registered nurse caring for women during labor and birth and the immediate postpartum period.
During her time as a registered nurse, Lindsay became passionate about developing relationships with her patients prior to their actual hospital birth experience. In order to achieve this goal she chose to expand her nursing practice and became a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and taught childbirth classes for four years. In 2010, Lindsay became an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant. A career in nurse-midwifery was a natural progression with Lindsay's experience and skills, and so she received a midwifery certification from the Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, Kentucky, and graduated in 2012 with her Master of Science in Nursing.
Lindsay is currently working on her Doctorate degree as a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) which focuses on improving health care systems and innovative advancements in nursing. She has a special interest in quality of care and patient satisfaction. She is also in charge of the Quality Improvement aspects of the Connecticut Childbirth & Women's Center.
"My son Steven, and partner Ana, delivered a baby girl at the childbirth center in Danbury into the caring, peaceful, skilled hands of CNM Lindsay, with two splendid nurses cheering and helping Ana with each contraction. Being an L&D nurse for many years I commend you all, as you did a splendid, professional job of it. Thank you for helping my very first grand baby into the world!"
"Lindsay is THE best! She supported me every step of the way in my quest for a vbac with my second daughter and I'm still on cloud nine from the experience 10 months later."
"We had an amazing experience at the center! All the midwives were so amazing and caring! Lindsay was at the birth of our son, on February 5, 2017. He's 9 months old now! My husband and I loved our entire experience. Thanks so much for making our son's birth even more amazing!"
- Megan & Eric
During her clinical training, Lindsay had the opportunity to experience birth across the spectrum. She spent one month in North Carolina attending home births and the remainder of her experience was with a practice of independent nurse-midwives in a hospital setting. Having seen both hospital and out-of-hospital births, Lindsay understands that women have different expectations and individual needs when it comes to labor and birth. Lindsay strongly believes in the midwifery model of care, providing women with support, information and options that allow them to be partners in health care decision making.
In the community...
Lindsay has three young daughters: Isla, Poppy and Lucy. Her first daughter was born in the hospital with the assistance of a midwife, her second daughter was born at home and her third daughter was born at The Connecticut Childbirth & Women’s Center. Lindsay enjoys hiking, running, painting, knitting, traveling and yoga.