Is Homebirth Right for You?

2021:  Kelly is currently on sabbatical and not available for births. You will still find great info and resources on this site, so read on…

 If you are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant, choosing a care provider is one of the most important items on your To Do list. In Santa Cruz County, we are blessed to have a variety of options for prenatal and birth care.  One important option to explore is homebirth with a midwife.

As a Licensed Midwife, I provide prenatal, birth, and postpartum care for healthy women who are planning to have their babies in the comfort and privacy of their own home. Water birth is a welcome option with me. If you’re interested in reading some birth stories, grab a cup of tea and enjoy! If you’re curious what life for a midwife on sabbatical is like, you can follow me on Instagram. Older posts will be much more midwife and birth related!

For healthy women, homebirth with a licensed midwife has been clearly demonstrated to be as safe as hospital birth. In many ways, it can be a safer option, particularly regarding avoidance of unnecessary medications, episiotomy, and cesarean section. If you’re interested in the safety of homebirth, click here. If you like research about homebirth, I’ve got you covered. Looking for resources for homebirth in Santa Cruz? Try this page!

Homebirth with a midwife is not the right choice for every woman. But if you’re curious if it could be right for you, get in touch for a complimentary interview. Also be sure to check out what clients have to say about my care. Even more reviews can be found on my Yelp page.

All photos used with permission.

I could not say enough GOOD things about Kelly. When medi-cal was taking forever to get approved, I started to worry and wondered how I was going to have my baby. I called quite a few midwives and questioned about home births. All the midwives so nice, but I clicked so well with Kelly and knew she was the one! She was very willing to work out payment arrangements so I could have the birth I wanted. When I decide to have another baby, she will be who I call first. I love having a great bond with her. She helped me have the most positive and natural birth I could have. If you are looking to have a home birth, I recommend, Kelly! ~~AF, via Yelp (reviews not recommended by them)

Positive & Natural

Had planned on interviewing multiple midwives but Kelly was the first one and we fell in love!  She went above and beyond in every single aspect of the pregnancy and birth .  Caring and knowledgeable, you can’t ask for a better person to guide you through the crazy experience of having a baby!  I highly recommend her to anyone considering homebirth.  Meet her once and you will feel confident that you are doing the right thing!  thanks Kelly! ~~MF, via Yelp (in reviews not currently recommended by them)

Fell in Love