Golden Oak Midwives
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Alta Bates Partnership


The Alta Bates Partnership


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Commitment to midwifery

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center has supported the work of midwives for over 40 years. It boasts a culture of research based medicine. Practices that have long been practiced by midwives are now standard of care at Alta Bates:

  • Delayed Cord Clamping
  • Intermittent monitoring in labor
  • Skin-to-Skin contact with your baby for the first hour after birth
  • No routine baby baths after delivery
  • Very low episiotomy rates
  • Family centered Cesarean Births

Staff support

The staff at Alta Bates hospital provides midwives with wonderful support that include:

  • 24-hour back-up coverage by a doctor if complications arise
  • Nurses that excel at supporting natural childbirth
  • Acceptance of doula’s as support for families 
  • Respecting Birth Plans

The culture of care at Alta Bates allows midwives to practice their “craft”. Golden Oak Midwives is a respected midwifery service and our practice thrives because of the staff that supports us at the hospital.

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