Is Homebirth Right for You?

October 2019:  Kelly is currently on sabbatical and not available for births. There’s lots of 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!

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 free one-hour 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.

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Siblings greeting the newborn baby

Kelly was our family’s midwife for the homebirth of our two daughters. She possesses the unique ability to create a warm, comfortable setting for the entire family, while also providing direct answers and no-frills guidance. We never left the office feeling like our questions and concerns hadn’t been addressed, and never once did we feel like we weren’t her highest priority (even though she is always juggling multiple clients). She is always up-to-date on the latest ACOG research and recommendations, and has excellent relationships with the greater Santa Cruz birth community including OB/GYNs, doulas, birth class instructors, prenatal acupuncturists, and other midwives. Kelly is also a parent who has given birth in both a hospital and homebirth setting so she knows firsthand what moms are experiencing from start to finish.

Two Births