Yale Medicine’s Obstetric Specialties & Midwifery specializes in the care of women throughout pregnancy, childbirth, and reproductive years. We offer holistic, family-centered, physiologic, and natural approaches to childbirth combined with evidence-based and appropriate medical care if or when it becomes necessary or desired.

Our service is recognized as a national model of true collaboration. Our patients give birth at the Vidone Birthing Center at the Saint Raphael Campus of Yale New Haven Hospital, where every woman is cared for by a midwife and an obstetrician.

At Yale Medicine, there is a special relationship between obstetricians and midwives. Because of the long history of midwifery in the Yale community, certified nurse-midwifery is embraced and considered an integral part of the care we provide.