• Press Release

Oula Announces Hospital Partnership with Mount Sinai West for Deliveries

  • New York, New York
  • (May 04, 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.

About Oula:

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 oulahealth.com.

About the Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai Health System is one of the largest academic medical systems in the New York metro area, with 48,000 employees working across eight hospitals, more than 400 outpatient practices, more than 600 research and clinical labs, a school of nursing, and a leading school of medicine and graduate education. Mount Sinai advances health for all people, everywhere, by taking on the most complex health care challenges of our time—discovering and applying new scientific learning and knowledge; developing safer, more effective treatments; educating the next generation of medical leaders and innovators; and supporting local communities by delivering high-quality care to all who need it.

Through the integration of its hospitals, labs, and schools, Mount Sinai offers comprehensive health care solutions from birth through geriatrics, leveraging innovative approaches such as artificial intelligence and informatics while keeping patients’ medical and emotional needs at the center of all treatment. The Health System includes approximately 9,000 primary and specialty care physicians and 11 free-standing joint-venture centers throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida. Hospitals within the System are consistently ranked by Newsweek’s® “The World’s Best Smart Hospitals, Best in State Hospitals, World Best Hospitals and Best Specialty Hospitals” and by U.S. News & World Report's® “Best Hospitals” and “Best Children’s Hospitals.” The Mount Sinai Hospital is on the U.S. News & World Report® “Best Hospitals” Honor Roll for 2023-2024.

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