About Our Midwives

A certified nurse-midwife (CNM) is an advanced nurse practitioner who specializes in providing pregnancy, birth and postpartum care to healthy, low-risk women and their infants. In addition, our midwives may offer well-woman care, family planning, and other services. All of UC San Diego's CNMs are registered nurses and have graduated from a master's-level, specialized nurse-midwifery program. They are accredited by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), have passed a national certification exam and have met strict requirements set by state health agencies.

Our midwives believe in emphasizing education and involving you in your own care. They work in collaboration with physicians and perinatal specialists to provide safe, thorough and satisfying care.

If you choose to receive prenatal care from a midwife, you can deliver your baby in our traditional Labor & Delivery rooms or in our in-hospital Birth Center, which offers a natural childbirth experience with minimal medical intervention.

For more information, come to one of our events, read our FAQ, or call 619-543-3863 .

Free Event: Meet the Midwives

Meet the Midwives

Bring your questions and learn more about the Nurse Midwifery Service at this informal event. You can also register to tour the Birth Center and Labor and Delivery suites before or after the event.

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