At some Sutter hospitals, you have the option to choose a certified nurse-midwife. Certified nurse-midwives attend births and provide comprehensive prenatal and postpartum care. They also provide basic well-woman and family planning care at some sites.
Certified nurse-midwives have completed both nursing school and an advanced training graduate degree in low-risk pregnancy and childbirth care. They are committed to helping you have the traditional or alternative pregnancy, birth and healthcare experiences you want while prioritizing the health and safety of you and your baby.
They also maintain a close, positive working relationship with obstetrics colleagues to provide comprehensive and individualized care. Should a problem develop during childbirth, the nurse-midwife can seamlessly bring in your doctor at any point.