Kelly walked us through the awesome journey of birth with confidence, care, kindness, and all the tools we needed to have a successful home birth. We felt so well taken care of throughout the entire process from the prenatal care to all the questions post birth. During the birth she was a perfect blend of… Continue reading A Water Birth

A Water Birth

toddler helping at a prenatal visit

"I think this experience was also a big part of my son getting over his doctor's office anxiety, which had previously been so bad that we couldn't complete an exam with him.  Now he's just fine. [I included this sibling into all of prenatal care, including helping pump the blood pressure cuff, snapping the tape measure… Continue reading Added Benefits

Added Benefits

homebirth mother with newborn midwife in Santa Cruz

I can’t even imagine the births of my three children without Kelly’s presence- as my doula, then as my midwife (under supervision), and finally as my primary midwife. Her arrival at my births marked a turning point in my labor where all anxieties melted away and I got down to the business of birthing without… Continue reading Three Babies with Kelly

Three Babies with Kelly

Kelly Olmstead is an exceptional Midwife! I treasure the time I spent under her care, safely discussing my pregnancy and wishes for my daughters birth, while I sat on her comfy couch. She is extremely knowledgeable,  thoughtful, and caring.  I recommend her wholeheartedly and hope that every mama gets to have as wonderful of care as I had… Continue reading Water Birth

Water Birth

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… Continue reading Two Births

Two Births

Kelly delivered my daughter at home and I will be forever grateful for the experience. I always felt safe with Kelly and that allowed me to labor with confidence. The birth was exactly what I had hoped for but her postpartum care was above and beyond what I expected. Breastfeeding didn’t come easily for me… Continue reading #Grateful


toddler in prenatal visit homebirth midwife Santa Cruz

I feel so blessed by the turn of events in our life and the network of amazing people we are becoming connected to.  27 weeks - stumbled upon homebirth, MUST DO 29 weeks - found our midwife, Kelly ❤ 37 weeks - Aetna reluctantly approves the home birth as in network 40 weeks - joined… Continue reading Blessed