Newswise — (New York, New York) May 4, 2021 — Oula, a modern maternity center combining the best of obstetrics and midwifery care, today announced its partnership with Mount Sinai West, one of New York’s well-respected hospitals, located on the west side of Manhattan. Through this partnership, Oula patients — who receive prenatal, birth, and postpartum care via the company’s collaborative medical team, Brooklyn clinic, and remote care platform — will now be able to deliver their babies at Mount Sinai. They will receive full access to hospital resources and specialists they may need, all while remaining under the care of Oula’s medical team for non-surgical births.

This partnership is a critical piece to Oula’s mission to deliver evidence-based, personalized pregnancy experiences. Mount Sinai West has a long history of understanding the important role of midwives in delivering lower intervention care. Oula patients will benefit from a holistic delivery experience and extensive care and comfort options offered by Mount Sinai West. For low-risk patients that choose a hospital setting for delivery, Mount Sinai West offers care options based on preference and comfort including intermittent monitoring, hydrotherapy, and nitrous oxide and other alternatives for pain management. Mount Sinai West has some of the best metrics in the city for minimizing medical interventions like episiotomies, and C-sections.

Dr. Ila Dayananda, MD, Medical Director and Chief Clinical Operations Officer shares, “Our partnership with Mount Sinai West is the perfect fit given our shared vision for offering a low intervention approach to low-risk patients, as well as our team’s prior experience working at this hospital.”

“Mount Sinai West has always been passionate about providing evidence-based birth experiences that cater to a family’s preferences. With a primary C-section rate of 22% and an episiotomy rate of 4%, we have consistently demonstrated our commitment to providing our patients with the safest birthing experience while supporting their autonomy, through a culture of shared decision-making,” explained Holly Loudon, MD, MPH, Chair of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science at Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai Morningside, and Associate Professor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. “Through this partnership, we’re excited to welcome Oula patients into our hospital.”

Earlier this year, Oula announced the opening of its prenatal clinic in Brooklyn, NY that offers a full range of pregnancy care services — from prenatal to postpartum support.


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Oula is redesigning maternity care from the ground up. Our modern maternity center combines the best of obstetrics and midwifery care to deliver a more evidence-based and personalized pregnancy experience. From our collaborative medical team, welcoming clinic, and remote care platform, we are setting a new standard for pregnancy that unifies modern medicine and human intuition. Learn more at


About the Mount Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City's largest academic medical system, encompassing eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai is a national and international source of unrivaled education, translational research and discovery, and collaborative clinical leadership ensuring that we deliver the highest quality care—from prevention to treatment of the most serious and complex human diseases. The Health System includes more than 7,200 physicians and features a robust and continually expanding network of multispecialty services, including more than 400 ambulatory practice locations throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, and Long Island. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked No. 14 on U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" of the Top 20 Best Hospitals in the country and the Icahn School of Medicine as one of the Top 20 Best Medical Schools in the country. Mount Sinai Health System hospitals are consistently ranked regionally by specialty and our physicians in the top 1% of all physicians nationally by U.S. News & World Report.