Molly Murphy Bernish, CNM

Molly Murphy Bernish, CNM


Molly Murphy Bernish, CNM

UM Shore Medical Group

Available for Telehealth Visits

Languages: English

Gender: Female

In-Office Visits for New Patients


University of Maryland Shore Medical Group Obgyn at Easton

522 Idlewild Avenue
Easton, MD 21601
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PH: 410-820-4888

FAX: 410-822-7149

About Me

Molly Bernish, CNM, MSN, is a certified nurse-midwife with University of Maryland Shore Medical Group-Women's Health. In her role, she provides care to women in all life stages, from their first menstrual cycle to menopause and through their childbearing years.

Bernish strives to understand patients' state of health and help them feel empowered. She takes the time to learn patients' individual goals and help them figure out which options work best for them. Being part of patients’ childbirth experience and watching them become mothers is one of her favorite parts of her job. As a public health nurse, Bernish has advocated for reducing maternal health disparities in Baltimore City and worked on projects focusing on the management of postpartum hemorrhages in low-resource settings.

It was during her midwifery clinical experience at the George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C. where Bernish solidified her trust in women's bodies, the benefits of hydrotherapy, and patience in the labor process. Prior to joining University of Maryland Shore Medical Group-Women’s Health, she worked as a labor and delivery nurse at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Bernish holds a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois; a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the Johns Hopkins University; and a master's degree in public health nursing, also from the Johns Hopkins University. Additionally, Molly received a post-graduate nurse midwifery certificate from Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia.

Prior to entering the healthcare field, Bernish worked as an education volunteer with the U.S. Peace Corps, wherein she was stationed in a rural South African village. In that position, she was awarded a United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) grant to start a girls' club focusing on HIV prevention and healthy lifestyles. This opportunity ultimately led her to pursue a career devoted to women's health as she watched women become empowered through learning about their own bodies. She is an advocate for women in all seasons of life.

Bernish lives in Easton, Maryland with her husband and two young children. She is looking forward to meeting and joining the network of women throughout the community. She enjoys hiking, boating, camping and exploring Maryland’s Eastern Shore.