From Kathy Sloan's FB page:
To Our Clients:
It is with great sadness that we must inform you that despite having our busiest year ever, our practice will most likely be closing. We are still in the arrangement stages, so proceedings are still not yet definite, but we expect to be fully operational only until the end of February 2014. We will therefore be taking no new patients and may have to disappoint some current patients who are due in March and April.
Regrettably, lawsuits in obstetrics are defining obstetrical care in Maryland. Mercy Medical Center has had to make significant changes to their obstetric protocols making them less supportive of low-risk care. We are deeply discouraged for our clients and ourselves (after all 3 of us still plan on possibly having more babies!). The options available to women in Baltimore are becoming very limited. We hope that we will be able to continue serving our clients in some way but at this time we are not sure what that may be. For those of you currently seeing us for prenatal care we will be discussing options available to you at your next visit. We will continue seeing patients for annual exams for as long as we remain open.
Please feel free to call if there are any questions.
Kathleen Slone, CNM
Kathryn O’Brien, CNM
Bayla Berkowitz, CNM
Caitlin LeGros, CNM