MIDWIFERY CARE AT THE HOSPITAL

Orange County families looking for the midwifery model of care in a hospital setting now have excellent options. It is deeply important to Doulas of Orange County that our clients are directed to the best that OC has to offer for labor, birth and postpartum support. We are excited to refer our clients planning a hospital birth to a truly collaborative practice, merging midwifery and obstetrics.  Let us introduce you to the benefits of a Nurse Midwife!

Meet Allison!

Allison Molinski is a Certified Nurse Midwife providing prenatal care at her office in Laguna Beach and offering midwifery services at Saddleback Memorial Hospital. Allison works alongside of an incredibly experienced, patient and supportive OB, Dr. Kenneth James of Laguna Beach OBGYN.

Originally from San Clemente, Allison holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Nurse-Midwifery from Columbia University, as well as a Bachelor's Degree in International Development from UC Berkeley. It was Allison's involvement in women's rights activism at Berkeley combined with her experiences at a public health clinic in Indonesia that shaped her vision of becoming a midwife. Allison has served women in the Orange County/Long Beach area since 2012, working at Beach Cities Midwifery as well as Kaiser Permanente.

As a Certified Nurse Midwife, Allison takes care of pregnant and non-pregnant women, and takes a holistic approach to well-woman care, pregnancy, and childbirth. Birth is her passion, and she strives to educate women on their options and to facilitate whatever kind of birth experience a woman may choose.

When not baby-catching or providing other kinds of midwifery care, Allison enjoys traveling domestically and internationally, camping, sailing, and enjoying the sunshine with her husband Geoff.

WHAT HOSPITAL BASED MIDWIFERY CARE LOOKS LIKE:

  • Personalized prenatal visits to cover the health of baby and mother.

  • A care provider that is available to answer questions as you prepare for childbirth.  

  • In-person support from Allison from late active labor through the birth of your baby.

  • Back-up support from an exceptional OBGYN, Dr. James, who is well versed in both high-risk care and natural physiological birth.  

  • Encouragement of movement during labor, natural birthing choices, and epidural pain management, if desired.

  • Most insurance companies accepted.