Your home is your sanctuary. It’s comfortable, safe and exactly where you want to be when your baby arrives.

As midwives, we provide all the tools and resources necessary to have a successful home birth. All you have to do is push.*

*ok, there’s a bit more to it than that

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  • You will have a relationship with the midwives who will deliver your baby
  • Eat, drink and move around during labor
  • Let your natural instincts decide what position is best for delivery
  • Utilize complimetary therapies, such as herbs and accupressure
  • Have a water birth
  • Hold your baby the moment she emerges … there is no separation between mother and child
  • Include siblings in the birth process (as desired) and promote a strong bond from day one
  • Enjoy labor and giving birth in the comfort and privacy of your own home
  • Give birth without exposure to hospital germs and unwanted protocols

What does a home birth look like?

Once labor begins, one of your midwives will come to your home and prepare it for birth. This can involve setting up a birthing tub, covering your furniture and rugs, preparing meals and helping ensure everything is ready for your new baby’s arrival.

By the time your baby is ready to join the world,  your midwives will be at your side. “Our goal is to support and facilitate your labor, delivery and postpartum care … no matter how long it takes.”

From start to finish, your birth process and postpartum care are managed as slowly as your body allows. This helps the placenta to come out easily, and for the umbilical cord to stop pulsating before we cut it. Most importantly, you will have plenty of time and space to bond with your baby as you settle into becoming a family.

Medical Care in Your Home

As licensed midwives, we bring all necessary medical equipment to your birth. In addition to a wide range of herbs and homeopathy, we also provide (if necessary) oxygen, IV fluids, pharmacological medications to stop excessive bleeding, lidocaine injections (to numb the perineum if you tear) and suturing materials.

Shortly after birth — and once your family is happily relaxing in bed — we will perform a comprehensive newborn exam.

Finally, once we’re sure that both mom and baby are doing well (usually 2-4 hours after your birth), we’ll say goodbye … until the next day when we return to check up on you.


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    530 Ocean St. Unit A
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    (p) 831-471-7072
    (f) 831-295-6706


    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!

    Victoria, Bobby and Baby Alexander

    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.

    a three year old girl

    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!

    Naraya, Elio, & Oa

    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.

    Dana, J, Grayce & Julia

    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.

    Rachel & Beau

    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.

    Michelle & Brian

    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.


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