Bayhealth Women’s Care Sussex welcomes new midwife

February 21, 2023

With a new certified nurse midwife on the Bayhealth Women’s Care Sussex Campus team, Bayhealth expands access to care for expectant mothers and newborns in southern Delaware.

Theresa Piper, CNM, joins the four obstetrician-gynecologists in the practice – Miaohou Xu, MD; Melisa Edler, MD; Roni Dermo, MD; and Reiesha Graham, MD, PhD, FACOG. Piper is currently accepting new patients.

The practice is part of Bayhealth Medical Group, a partnership of highly trained physicians, their clinical staff and an administrative support team that operates practices throughout central and southern Delaware.

“We’re very excited to welcome our first midwife with Bayhealth Women’s Care. Theresa brings a wealth of experience providing attentive and compassionate care to mothers during and after childbirth,” said Lawrence Ward, MD, MPH, FACP, Bayhealth vice president of physician services and clinical integration. “With her skills as a midwife, we’re glad to be extending upon the women’s health services available to our community.”

During most of her 10-year nursing career, Piper worked as a registered nurse in labor and delivery at Bayhealth. She earned a master of science degree in nursing/midwifery from Frontier Nursing University.

In addition to obstetric services and deliveries, Piper also provides a range of women’s healthcare in the office setting. This includes prenatal care, postpartum support, family planning and contraception counseling, and other education and treatment to keep women well.

Piper is a member of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nursing and the American College of Nurse-Midwives. She sees patients at the Bayhealth Women’s Care Sussex Campus practice at 101 Wellness Way, Suite 300, Milford.

To learn more about the practice, go to To schedule an appointment, call 302-424-6511.


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