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Providers for Midwife (Home)

In Santa Cruz County, there are both Licensed Midwives (LM) and Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM) who offer homebirth. A homebirth midwife is a trained birth professional who provides primary care for low-risk women during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Prenatal care visits are often an hour or more. Homebirth midwives are generally on-call for their own clients, attend women in active labor, and remain throughout the birth and the first hours postpartum. Postpartum care continues with two or more home visits in the first week and a six-week office visit. Each midwife sets her own schedule, which may include additional postpartum visits.

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Resources listed are provided for your information only; please interview and choose carefully to find the care that is right for you.

Full Moon Family Wellness and Birth Center
Sunshine Tomlin, LM
701 Mission St
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 454-8031
http://www.fullmoonbirthing.com


Full Moon Family Wellness and Birth Center offers services beginning with fertility and throughout the childbearing year and beyond. We have services for every family regardless of intended place of birth. Nourishing individuals, families, and our community.
The Joy of My Heart, The Work of Our Hands
Rebecca Hughes LM, CPM, RN
Soquel , CA 95073
(831) 462.6444
http://rebeccamidwife.com


Blessed to provide complete Homebirth Midwifery care including classes, prenatals and breastfeeding support through weaning. Working with birthing families since 1982 as a Midwife's Assistant, Childbirth Educator, Breastfeeding Counselor and Lay Midwife. Licensed RN in '99, Licensed Midwife and Certified Professional Midwife in 2010. Experienced Monitrice services also available for hospital births. Please call for a Free Consultation or visit our website.
Laura Maxson LM, CPM
Laura Maxson
The Sash Mill
303 Potrero St. #43-105
Santa Cruz , CA
(831) 336-0961
http://www.homebirthsantacruz.com


Licensed midwife offering complete homebirth services including prenatal and postpartum care. Free interview. Also available: Home visits for breastfeeding support, specializing in latch-on in the first weeks. Home visits for Newborn Screening Test. Birth Tubs available. See website for more information
Dawning Mama Midwifery
Kelly Olmstead, LM, CPM
Santa Cruz , CA
(831) 429-2229
http://DawningMama.com


Welcoming a baby into your family is one of life's most important, intimate experiences. Why not choose a caregiver who understands this while also fostering a healthy, safe pregnancy and birth? As a Licensed Midwife, I provide nurturing care during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum. Call for your complimentary interview today.
Santa Cruz Midwives
Kara O'Loughlin
(408) 497-0229


Compassionate, skilled midwifery care for the childbearing year. Services include prenatal care, continuous support in labor and home postpartum care.
Sharon Potteiger LM CPM
303 Potrero St #47-201
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 332-3075
http://www.santacruzmidwiives.com


I provide care tailored to meet the needs of you & your family. Including home birth midwifery, hospital labor support, postpartum in home care, as well as massage and mother-roasting.
Feel empowered, and be a part of decision making during your pregnancy and birth. What better way to become a parent?
Mahina Midwifery
Shannon Purpuri LM, CPM
Santa Cruz , CA 95065
(808) 333.2909
http://www.mahinamidwifery.com


Offering holistic midwifery care for home birth families. Providing in-home prenatals, waterbirth, personalized postpartum care, placenta encapsulation & well woman care. My practice is based on continuity of care, trust & a deep respect for woman and babies.







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