‘Trailblazer’ Marks 20 Years

Harrisonburg Native Credited With Developing Area Midwifing Services

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Posted: April 5, 2014

Twenty years ago today, Martha “Marty” Jones began offering her services as a midwife in the Harrisonburg area. Jones, who with her team of midwives work at Shenandoah Women’s Healthcare, is credited with being among the first to develop a program locally. (Photos by Michael Reilly / DN-R)
Martha “Marty” Jones poses in an examination room at Shenandoah Women’s Healthcare on Wednesday. She marks her 20th year as a midwife today.

HARRISONBURG — Jennifer Baugher felt anxious, and understandably so.

She was at her first obstetrics appointment with her first pregnancy and had lots of questions about what’s normal to...



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