We provide a circle of support for each woman and family we serve. We believe in the strength of a group. We go to heroic measures for those we serve, we do so sharing the work, side by side, and in support of each other as we support women and their families.
By honoring each other’s experience and perspectives, we create a well rounded approach to client care. This allows us to practice sustainably, be more available to our families and loved ones and have other interests alongside midwifery.
Above all, working as a team allows us to shift the focus away from us, the midwives, back to you, the women we are serving. It also allows us to offer you and your family our combined more than 5 decades experience, high quality, comprehensive care and to bring fresh energy to your care and to your birth.’
You Get a Team
Midwifery is about fostering a sense of empowerment in your birthing process, so you can feel confident in every moment.
Explore the realities of home birth and water birth, including what it looks like when your baby comes out in your living room.
A Community of Care
Using a midwife makes birthing a community process for the whole family… from prenatal through birth and beyond.
Meet the team
Our backgrounds mesh together to provide you with the type of comprehensive and collaborative care that you can only get from more than one midwife.
Sharon’s journey to midwifery began in the Santa Cruz mountains, when she attended her first birth at 18 years old.
Stephanie is a student midwife and certified doula with a passion for planning special events for local moms.
Serena has served a diverse array of women and their families in their homes since 2001.
Your Birth … Your Way
Choosing a midwife is about more than simply having a home birth. It’s about creating an environment to give birth the way you want.
It’s about having a caring, compassionate, nourishing and highly skilled circle of support for every step of your journey.
Our Midwifery Services Include
Ayurvedic Lymphatic Care
Cleanse and detoxify your body with a transformational treatment that includes pulse assessment, gua sha, hot stones, and steam.
Classes & Postpartum Support Groups
Classes for couples covering specific topics. Postpartum life and breastfeeding can be a roller coaster ride. Join other new parents and share your experience in a safe space. Dads are welcome too!
We proudly recommend and offer a variety of acupuncture, aromatherapy, tinctures, supplements and balms to help your little one grow.
GO AHEAD … ASK US ANYTHING
We’re always here to help
303 Potrero St, #47-201
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
HELPING SANTA CRUZ FAMILIES SINCE 1986
When planning a homebirth, it is so important to have a capable and comforting midwife by your side. Kara is exactly this. During our pre-natal visits, she listened carefully to my questions and concerns and made sure I had all the information I needed to make the right decisions for my and my baby’s care. Her warm personality made our visits so enjoyable and I always looked forward to them.
For my birth, she created a relaxed, safe space and helped me to feel confident in myself. My labor was very slow going and eventually I had to transfer to Dominican hospital, but having Kara by my side helped me to make that transition as smoothly as possible and keep me reassured.
Despite not having the homebirth I had hoped for, I felt like my birth went as well as it possibly could have done, and my baby and I were (and still are) 100% happy and healthy. Kara was integral to my positive birth experience and choosing her as my midwife was the best decision I could have made. I can’t recommend her highly enough!
From the moment I met you I knew my birth experience would be perfect. I instantly had a trust and bond with you. Everything you have done for me and Keith was amazing. I am so lucky to have found you. What a different experience I would have had at the hospital, right? You gave me the most beautiful birth story and I wouldn’t have done it any other way! I can’t wait for the second now.
Dear, Dear,Dear, Dear, Dear, Dear, Dear, Aunty Sharon Midwife,
When where you born? Did you have a midwife to catch you? Thank you for Catching Cian. Thank you for catching me. Why did I go first?
All the best.
It’s been such a pleasure getting to know you. Since the day we met, we knew it was a perfect match to work with you. We appreciate your care, thoughtfulness, humor, and professionalism. Thank you so much for helping to give our family a beautiful beginning!
J, Grayce & I have been so fortunate with our circle of friends and feel super lucky to have found you! You were a big source of inspiration to me and I thank you! I hope we continue to share life and children together in the years to come.
I want to thank you again for all the help with bringing Kiahna into the world. You have been a blessing in my life!
Thanks for everything. I couldn’t have done it without you!
Thank you so much for helping us bring our baby into the world! Your calm, upbeat presence was exactly what we needed. We appreciate everything you did for us and are eternally grateful for your assistance.
You are the best midwife ever! You guided us towards a fabulous team, you gave us medical advice when we needed it and counseled us when that was needed. You provided us with the full spectrum of health care from homeopathics to western … all with a big dose of love. You are so incredibly skilled at what you do and we are forever thankful of your help bringing our baby into this world. We hope to see you next time around.
We just wanted to say thank you for being such an incredible midwife! We really appreciate the care you gave me and the baby. Not to mention the way you included our 3 year old in the whole process. She loves you so much. We feel you went above and beyond. We all love and will miss seeing you. Thank you for helping us get our perfect birth. What an amazing birth story I have!
Keep in touch! Much Love and Respect.
Thanks you again for helping our family have a wonderful home birth!
My daughter asked me if she can be a midwife when she grows up and if I will be her assistant. We will always remember you and always appreciate you! We love you!
Thank you, thank you! What would I have done without you? It was so incredibly amazing of you to show up for us in such an incredibly supportive way. You are an awesome midwife and we were very fortunate to have you.