About Us

Local Care Midwifery, PLLC is a private midwifery practice located in the heart of NY’s Capital District.

We Specialize In Personalized Care

About Local Care MidwiferyLCM, PLLC was founded in 2009 by K.Michelle Doyle, CNM, NYS LM. We specialize in Planned Home Birth Services as well as personalized Well Woman Care. From annual gynecological visits and preconception visits, to attending birth in a client’s home, we provide midwifery care for women of all ages and in all stages of life.

Office visits are generally an hour long, providing plenty of time for client questions and concerns to be addressed. Labor and birth are attended in the client’s home by K. Michelle Doyle, CNM, NYS LM as well as a highly trained midwife assistant. We carry a variety of supplies at all times to provide for client comfort as well as possible emergencies.

To provide high quality, individualized care we set limits on LCM’s practice. Planned home births are generally within a 60 mile radius of LCM’s office in Troy, NY (see map below). We also limit the number of pregnant clients that take on for any given month.

If you are considering planned home birth, desire personalized Well Woman care, are looking for lactation support or Craniosacral therapy, please call the office to see if Local Care Midwifery, PLLC is a good fit for your needs.

Call 518 238-3468 for a consult or an appointment.


Our Team

Michelle Doyle, midwife and ownerK. Michelle Doyle

Owner, Midwife

Michelle Doyle loves what she does. Since 1983, she has safely attended over 1200 births, and been present at thousands more. Michelle gave birth to her three children at home, attended by her own midwife and mentor Vicki Wolfrum, CNM.


Loring Edwards

Practice Manager

Loring Edwards

When she’s not busy raising three strong, beautiful girls, Loring works with Michelle to keep things running smoothly at LCM. Loring was nurtured through two wonderful pregnancies by Michelle and is honored to help Michelle do the same for others. Her daily goal is to use her extensive teaching, training, and business experience to free Michelle up to pursue her passion of working with women and babies.

Loring is here to help, so don’t hesitate to contact her to about your particular needs; scheduling appointments, directing questions, or any requests that would help you get the care and answers you need. She truly enjoys working with each and every client. Loring can be reached at 518-238-3469. If you get our recording, just leave a message and Loring will get back to you as soon as possible!


Chrissy Hotaling

Business Manager

Chrissy Hotaling

There is little in life that gives Chrissy greater joy than raising her family and helping others. She was nurtured and supported through two amazing pregnancies with Michelle. Like Loring, Chrissy is truly honored to do all that she can to help Michelle, and the rest of her team, provide high level compassionate care for other families in the Capital District. When not running up and down the soccer field coaching her daughters’ teams, or raising her three daughters with her husband, you will find Chrissy working hard to assist Michelle and the rest of the LCM team, ensuring that the business side of LCM runs smoothly. Chrissy has spent the last ten years working in a variety of businesses. She brings with her to LCM not only a passion for supporting mothers and babies, but a multitude of business knowledge.

Chrissy can be reached at 518-312-3868.

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