From Websites to books, support groups, pregnancy supplies and more, we’ve got you covered.

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Supplies For Pregnancy & Postpartum

Primrose and Lace
In-home nursing bra fitting

Earth Baby
Compostable diaper service

Activities For You & Your Baby

Santa Cruz Parent
Local resources for babies, toddlers, kids, tweens & teens

Hike it Baby
Explore our  world with your baby and make new friends along the way

Childbirth & Midwifery Associations & Organizations

Evidence Based Birth®

Outstanding resource offering unbiased compilation and analysis of best available research on many topics related to labor, birth and newborns. (Nancy and Sharon are both Evidence Based Birth® Instructors.)

California Association of Licensed Midwives

Our midwifery association that represents home and birth center midwives with the California Medical Board (we are licensed by the Medical Board) and other organizations.

California Families for Access to Midwives
Resources for those advocating safe, affordable and healthy birth options.

Water Birth International
Stories, resources and information for those considering a water birth

Practitioners & Local Businesses

The Circle Family Center
Yoga, fitness and classes for you and your baby

Thrive Natural Medicine
A naturopathic and holistic wellness center in Soquel

Lisa Piediscali
Acupuncture and craniosacral for infants, lactation support for mom

Santa Cruz Services

Birth Network of Santa Cruz County
Provides information, education, and advocacy for mother-friendly childbirth

Santa Cruz Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)
Provides food and education for low-income women, infants and children up to age 5

Santa Cruz County Family Law Facilitator
The Superior Court of California, handling family disputes, divorce and health care

Doctors, Lawyers and Insurance

EarthSide Billing Services

Alisha Hanson-Glatzel offers insurance billing services for our clients wishing to be reimbursed through their insurance plans. Contact her to get the ball rolling, starting with a Verification of Benefits to determine potential reimbursement.

Find a lawyer or get legal aid

Ultrasound Services
Scanbabies — Lance Dursi offers home birth clients ultrasound services in Los Gatos (and at the Monterey Birth & Wellness Center every other Friday).

Santa Cruz Naturopathic Medical Center
Naturopathic doctors and integrative medicine

Dr. Shervin Yazdi, DDS
Dentist who performs laser surgery for tongue ties

The most accurate Lyme Disease testing


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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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