Certified Nurse Midwives – Hospital

 Certified Nurse Midwives Offering Hospital Birth

Nurse-Midwives are registered nurses with advanced training in midwifery and women’s health care. Many have Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) with an emphasis in Nurse-Midwifery.  With a nurse-midwife as your care provider, you are more likely to have a a mother and baby centered birth experience, with less medical intervention, and a lower rate of cesarean section than if you deliver with an obstetrician in a hospital setting. If you have Medi-Cal, and would would like a homebirth or birth center delivery,  this option is not available to you in Los Angeles County, as Medi-Cal does not cover homebirth midwives and there are few freestanding birth centers in the region which take Medi-Cal. The best option you have is to go to one of the hospitals in Los Angeles County which take Medi-Cal and have Nurse-Midwives on staff.

 Downtown Los Angeles | Los Angeles County | West Los Angeles

For additional nurse-midwives not listed here (throughout U.S), go toNurse-Midwife Locator

 Birth Planning: Questions to Ask Nurse-Midwives

Please go to The Coalition for Improving Maternity Services website for more information and additional resources at: http://motherfriendly.org.

Free Downloads from The Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS):

Questions to Ask When Choosing A Care Provider, Highlights of the Evidence Supporting the Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative and more: Click Here 


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Downtown Los Angeles

California Hospital Medical Center
Elizabeth “Betsey”  Jenkins, CNM, MPH
Director of Nurse-Midwives, Eisner Pediatric Medical Center
1401 S. Grand St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015California Hospital Medical Center
213-742-5744 or 742-6474
To make an appointment with the nurse-midwives, call (213) 747-5542
Email: ejenkins@pedcenter.org

Accepts Medi-Cal. Prenatal care and delivery by team of Certified Nurse-Midwives. Waterbirth option available. Support for VBAC birth.  For clients with Medi-Cal, Nurse-Midwives provide prenatal care at Eisner Pediatric and Family Medical Center located in downtown Los Angeles near to California Hospital at 1530 S Olive St  Los Angeles, California 90015. Call 213-747-5542 for an appointment.

Los Angeles County

Kaiser Permanente Hospitals


Only available for patients with Kaiser HMO insurance. Low cesarean rate. VBAC option. Kaiser Woodland Hills employs Nurse-Midwives who are on-call 24-hours a day. Other Kaiser hospitals (Sunset, Cadillac, Baldwin Hills) only have midwives on-call limited hours. Call those locations for further information.

West Los Angeles

UCLA Nurse Midwives

UCLA-Nurse-Midwifery Associates, A Midwifery Obstetric Partnership
University of California Los Angeles Medical Center
Plaza 200 Building, Suite 430
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Information: 310-794-4434
Appointments: 310-794-7274

Susan Huser, CNM, MSN, FACNM | A. Ann Trudell, CNM,MSN
Shadman Habibi CNM, | M. Pauline Glatleider, CNM, MSN
Carolee Dunivan, CNM,MSN| Kia Winlock, CNM, MSN

The nurse-midwives in this group provide care based on the midwifery model; employing minimal intervention, the judicious use of technology and shared decision-making. Our physician partners are proud of their association with us and support our philosophy of care, and are committed to being immediately available for guidance and assistance should the need arise, including support for VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean section) labors. The superior resources of UCLA Medical Center are available to all our women and families, from sophisticated fetal testing to the most compassionate and skilled nursing staff. We offer free consultation visits as well as preconception care. We accept most forms of insurance and Medi-Cal.

Prenatal care for those with Medi-Cal is given by nurse-midwives at community Medi-Cal clinics, including Westside Family Health Center, located at 1705 Ocean Park Blvd. in Santa Monica, call 310-450-2191, ext. 229 to make an appointment. Medi-Cal patients may participate in free childbirth preparation classes taught by Julie Freitas at the Santa Monica clinic. Call her the clinic at 310-450-2191 ext. 229 for the dates of the next class.

West Los Angeles

Cedars Sinai Medical Center
8700 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 4-CEDARS (423-3277)

Cedars has a progressive group of physicians and nurses who are working to provide “mother-friendly” medical care. There is also a team of Nurse-Midwives working  there.







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