Eileen Grillo, CNM

Ellie moved to Maine from Seattle in 1984 where she completed her undergraduate studies in nursing at the University of Washington. Her first 8 years in nursing were spent working with families during and following labor and birth at Mercy’s Birthplace. During this time she pursued and completed her graduate education in Midwifery at the Frontier School of Midwifery, and in 1992 she helped bring Midwifery care to Mercy’s Birthplace.

Since that time, Ellie has been caring for mothers and babies at Back Cove Midwives (even prior to the formal practice name) as well as starting a Midwifery clinic for socially and financially challenged women through Mercy Hospital. She is a member of, and holds her Certification through, the American College of Nurse Midwives.

During her free time, you will find Ellie and her husband sharing their love of Maine’s coastline either sailing or working on their island house located in the mid coast area. Their 3 grown children were all born in the loving care of the Birthplace staff.