UCLA Nurse Midwives

“We’re really excited about the ‘magic hour’ our midwife will be helping us create right after I give birth,” says Natalie Smith, who is expecting her first baby in October.  “Barring any unforeseen circumstances, once our midwife delivers the baby, she’ll step back so we can have some intimate, uninterrupted [...]

By uclahealth • October 4, 2019

“While you’re in labor, it’s like you’re in a cocoon with your family and nurse-midwife.  You’re charting your own course in your own world, comfortably and naturally,” says Carliegh Garcia, who is expecting her fourth child in December.   “The birth process for my first three – all delivered by UCLA nurse midwives – [...]

By uclahealth • October 4, 2019

“My grandfather was a physician and my mother was a lactation consultant, so I knew I wanted to go into women’s health,” says Eyelle Sacher, a certified nurse midwife at UCLA Health. “In college, I took an elective called Women’s Childbirth and Culture and learned about childbirth [...]

By uclahealth • August 28, 2018

“We moved May to UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica,” says Shadman Habibi, lead nurse midwife for the UCLA Nurse Midwives group. “It’s been very exciting. Our clients have loved giving birth here. There are a lot of postpartum rooms available and the floor in the unit is very quiet. Nurse [...]

By uclahealth • August 28, 2018

A little background: our first child was almost 11 lbs at birth, so with my second pregnancy, I was getting a lot of questions and pressure for extra tests in Illinois where we had been living before moving to LA.

By uclahealth • June 1, 2016

I would highly recommend going to the midwives at UCLA, they are confident and competent in giving you your best chance at success.

By uclahealth • August 16, 2009

I want to thank you for helping bring my little angel into this world. I had such a great experience with you Susan during my delivery.

By uclahealth • August 16, 2009

We loved the care we received from the midwife group throughout my pregnancy. But Ann deserves special mention for her assistance during labor. She was fantastic, supportive, instructive and really made the natural birth experience possible.

By uclahealth • April 14, 2009

I was only able to see the midwives for the end of my pregnancy and birth, but I had a fabulous experience. Their philosophy was exactly what I was looking for - laid back and non-invasive. I was able to have the birth experience I wanted, and I am confident that was due in part to being under their care, I am looking forward to working with them for my next pregnancy!

By uclahealth • February 27, 2009

I would recommend the UCLA midwives to anyone who is pursuing a safe and fulfilling birthing experience.

By uclahealth • February 9, 2009