Midwives at the Mission Bay and Zuckerberg San Francisco General campuses are significant members of the obstetrical teams. This reflects the department’s commitment to providing women with the best care possible, by drawing on midwifery’s expertise in supporting the normal processes of pregnancy and childbirth. Numerous studies have demonstrated that women cared for by midwives are highly satisfied and have favorable obstetric outcomes. Midwives at UCSF are nurses with advanced (Master’s degree level) training in midwifery. The midwives at the Mission Bay campus are essential providers in a collaborative practice; they work with the MFM physicians and generalist obstetricians providing direct supervision of our residents and medical students while providing care for the childbearing woman and her family.
There are several midwifery driven programs at UCSF and ZSFG. CenteringPregnancy® is a prenatal care model the midwives offer at both SFGH and Mission Bay. Centering takes women out of the exam room and into a group for prenatal care, with 8-12 women due around the same time who become a community that goes through pregnancy together.
Lactation services at UCSF Mission Bay and SFGH provide direct care immediately post partum and throughout the hospitalization. The Mission Bay campus now provides outpatient lactation services daily.
Related links about midwives at UCSF and SFGH:
UCSF Midwifery 40th Anniversary Celebrates Past, Present, and Future
UCSFMC Midwives: Full Clinical Partners
UCSF Nurse-Midwives at ZSFG and Med Center ObGyn Collaborate with Physicians for High-Quality Maternity Care
CenteringPregnancy: a Group Model for Prenatal Care to Empower and Engage Women – Led by UCSF Certified Nurse Midwives
“What is a midwife” video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLVwdmlZU_8&feature=youtu.be
Midwives at SFGH video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps20qoeYPRs
Listen to a podcast about CenteringPregnancy with UCSF certified nurse midwives Sharon Wiener and Suzanne Seger
Laurie Jurkiewicz, Nurse-Midwifery and Women's Health
American College of Nurse-Midwives website: www.midwifery.org
For more about CenteringPregnancy:
CenteringPregnancy at SFGH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUQCx-ptg7k
CenteringPregnancy at SFGH, KQED: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Mf3Oe45Uuk
Centering Healthcare Institute website: www.centeringhealthcare.org