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Providers for Midwife (Hospital)

In Santa Cruz County, midwives in the hospital are Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM) and work with OB/GYNs at Dominican Hospital and/or Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center. Watsonville Community Hospital does not have midwives at this time. A hospital midwife is a trained birth professional who provides primary care for women during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Hospital midwives can care for women needing inductions, augmentations, and other moderate risk conditions, as well as work collaboratively with obstetricians. Prenatal visits are generally about 15 minutes but may run shorter or longer. Midwives usually see women at least once during their postpartum hospital stay, with women returning to the office for a six-week visit. There are also a few midwives who do prenatal care only.


Resources listed are provided for your information only; please interview and choose carefully to find the care that is right for you.

Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Timmi Pereira, CNM, MSN
2907 Chanticleer Ave,
Santa Cruz, , Ca 95065
(831) 477-2375

Nurse midwife, serving women and families in Santa Cruz for more than 25 years as educator, nurse, and midwife. Offering full-scope, personalized midwifery care, including well-woman gynecology, contraception, pregnancy and birth, and post-partum care. Honoring families choices in childbirth and as new parents. Delivery care at Sutter and Dominican