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. This allows women more choices to explore what is best for them and their baby.
One important option to explore is Homebirth with a midwife.
As a Licensed Midwife and Certified Professional 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.
For healthy women, Homebirth with a trained 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.
Homebirth is not the right choice for every woman. But if you're curious if it could be right for you, call for a free one-hour interview.
Kelly Olmstead, LM, CPM
Santa Cruz, California
Serving birthing women in Santa Cruz and surrounding communities since 2004