• New Life with a Midwife
    New Life with a Midwife
  • New Life with a Midwife
    New Life with a Midwife
  • Midwife

The Women's Hospital at Saddleback Memorial now offers women the option to give birth using the services of a certified nurse midwife. Women who prefer this option can now have a midwife by their side and deliver within the comfort and safe environment of our hospital.

Our midwife program brings together different disciplines - including medicine, nursing, and midwifery - to provide the most comprehensive care to women in our community. Our certified nurse midwives develop a special one-on-one relationship with their patients throughout pregnancy, and work collaboratively with each patient's obstetrician to ensure optimum care.

When your special time comes, our certified nurse midwives provide care during active labor, birth, and the immediate postpartum period. They support natural childbirth techniques, provide guidance and support during the pushing phase, and offer assistance to find a position of comfort for your labor and delivery. After the birth, they collaborate with our exceptional nursing staff to encourage skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding.

Our certified nurse midwives adhere to the Standard for the Practice of Nurse Midwifery set forth by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) and adhere to the same hospital and community standards as their physician and nursing colleagues.

To attend a class for more information about midwifery, please go to www.startingmyfamily.com

Nurse Midwives

In addition to our obstetricians, we have Certified Nurse Midwives who deliver at Saddleback Memorial, giving women the option for a midwife birth experience within the comfort and safe environment of our hospital. The midwife program combines medicine, nursing and midwifery to provide comprehensive care.

Working one-on-one with each patient through pregnancy and collaborating with each patient’s obstetrician, Certified Nurse Midwives provide care during active labor, birth, and the immediate postpartum period. They support natural childbirth techniques, provide guidance and support during the pushing phase, and offer assistance to find a position of comfort for your labor and delivery. After the birth, they collaborate with our exceptional nursing staff to encourage skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding.

Find a Midwife

Allison Molinski, Certified Nurse Midwife

Allison Molinski, MS, CNM

Certified Nurse Midwife

Specialties

Nurse Midwife

Office Location(s)

Laguna Beach, CA
(949) 499-2258

Contact Us

About Us

Every day for nearly 30 years, The Women's Hospital at Saddleback Memorial has delivered special miracles. The birthplace of more than 75,000 babies, The Women’s Hospital offers a team of highly trained obstetricians, pediatricians and other specialists who are sensitive to the needs of new mothers and their babies, and are committed to providing the highest level of service. We deliver nearly 3,000 babies a year, and of these, approximately 10 percent are high-risk births and high-risk multiples referred from throughout Orange County and the surrounding area.
Features

  • On-site level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • Obstetrician, neonatologist and anesthesiologist are on-site 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
  • A high-risk obstetric team.
  • Expertise at handling multiple births.
  • Wide range of prenatal classes.
  • Private labor, delivery and recovery suites.
  • Low cesarean rates.
  • Multilingual staff.
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC).
  • Breast pump rentals are available.

To attend a class for more information about midwifery, please visit www.startingmyfamily.com