Recognizing that just as no two women are alike neither are any two birth
experiences, Mission Hospital offers many choices to expectant mothers
focusing on the unique needs of each baby, mother and loved one connected
to the experience.
Mission Hospital recently launched a Midwifery Program, and is pleased
to welcome Kenneth A. James, MD and Allison Molinski, CNM.
As a Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM), Allison specializes in safe, alternative
approaches to the birthing experience. Midwives are an ideal option for
women who want to personalize their own birth plan and want something
different than traditional obstetricians provide, and at the same time
want to feel confident that a medical doctor is available if needed. With
a focus on the expectant mother as an active participant, Midwifery care
is hands-on care before, during and after the birth of a baby.
CNMs are trained in both nursing and midwifery and are certified by the
American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM). To be certified, a CNM must
be formally educated in midwifery through an accredited program affiliated
with an institution of higher learning, demonstrate clinical competence
and pass a rigorous national certifying exam.
Midwives are trained to identify problems that may develop or occur during
pregnancy, labor, birth and the postpartum period. “We work as a
team to provide the best medical care for mother and baby while also respecting
the expectant mother’s desires outlined in her birth plan,”
said Dr. James. “If a situation arises requiring intervention by
a medical doctor, an obstetrician will step in to assess the situation,”
To learn more about the Midwifery program at Mission Hospital visit
To learn more about Mission Maternity Center, browse through our website
or give us a call at (877) 459-3627.