Your Birth ... Your Way

Compassionate midwifery, waterbirth, and homebirth in Santa Cruz County

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WHY CHOOSE  MidwiveS?

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.

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Home Birth

Explore the realities of home birth and water birth, including what it looks like when your baby comes out in your living room.

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Sharon Potteiger is a wonderful midwife in Santa Cruz

A Community of Care

Using a midwife makes birthing a community process for the whole family… from prenatal through birth and beyond.

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Meet the team

Sharon Potteiger’s journey to midwifery began in the Santa Cruz mountains, when she attended her first birth at 18 years old.

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Nancy Greenwood came to midwifery as an apprentice home birth midwife in Canada in 1991, and her path continued as midwifery became legal.

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Emily Hites left Colorado to follow her midwifery path first to Maine, then to California before becoming licensed in 2019.

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Stephanie Kerwin is a student midwife and certified midwife with a passion for planning special events for local moms.

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As a team, their backgrounds mesh together to provide you with the type of comprehensive and collaborative care that you can only get from more than one midwife.

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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

Therapeutic & Arvigo®
Massage

We offer a hands-on approach to midwifery … literally. Some prenatal and postpartum visits include massage and bodywork.

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Birth Prep & Postpartum Support Groups

Birth prep classes for couples covering specific topics. Postpartum life can be a rollercoaster ride. Join other new parents and share your experience in a safe space. Dads are welcome too!

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Complimentary Remedies used by the Santa Cruz Midwives

Complementary Remedies

We proudly recommend and offer a variety of acupuncture, aromatherapy, tinctures, supplements and balms to help your little one grow.

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If you would rather ask us your questions in person, we proudly offer free in-person interviews. This is a great way to see if we’re a good match for your precious birth.

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HELPING SANTA CRUZ MOMS SINCE 1986

303 Potrero St, #47-201
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(p) 831-316-4953
(f) 831-603-3644

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