Nancy Greenwood Home Birth|WELCOME!

Sweet Home Birth

Welcome to my website! Take a look around to find out more about home birth, water birth and about me.

If you’re healthy and considering having a home birth, it’s best to find a well-trained midwife¬†with lots of experience that you trust and feel comfortable with. Having your baby in the comfort and peace of your own home can be deeply meaningful. See my Home Birth page for more information.

Midwifery Care

Midwives provide full prenatal, birth and postpartum care for mamas and babies from conception until 6 weeks after the birth. Appointments are one hour long and we spend time discussing your pregnancy, your needs, your values and current best-practices in childbirth. You make informed decisions and choices about the care you want. This allows you to birth your family, your way, safely! Water birth is another option I offer and encourage. Many women find it can be really helpful for comfort and pain relief in labor and for giving birth. See my Midwifery Care page and Water Birth page for more details!

Research & Safety

If research on the safety of home birth is your thing, I have lots of that as well. Even in the last year, there’s been important new research demonstrating yet again the safety of home birth for healthy women cared for by well trained midwives.


Most of all, if you have any questions about your eligibility for home birth, (more than 85% of women are considered eligible for home birth) about home birth, midwifery or about me, or would like a free one hour consultation, contact me by email. I am out of the country for Summer 2020 and responding only periodically to emails .

See my Testimonials page to find out what my clients say about my care!

Ease and confidence“When we learned of our pregnancy we began searching around our community of friends for home birth midwife recommendations and our O.B. was the first to mention Nancy Greenwood. She held Nancy in high regard and recommended her as a fantastic resource. Our O.B. explained that Nancy was an experienced midwife from Canada and in the process of completing her California licensing. Coincidentally, a midwife friend who lives out of the area also recommended Nancy as a wonderful resource in our community.

Shortly after selecting a midwife to facilitate our journey we enrolled in a holistic birthing class. To our excitement during the first night of class the instructor introduced a special guest participant as Nancy Greenwood. During the following 6 weeks we came to know Nancy and were thrilled to have her attending class as her extensive knowledge and expertise was a valuable contribution to both the class and our preparation for labor and birth.

Once again, and much to our surprise, on the night that labor began we learned that Nancy would assist at our home birth. We could not have been more delighted as we felt like we had established a great relationship with Nancy and more importantly we were confident that her presence and experience would be a welcomed addition to our birthing experience.

Our home-birth was indeed the most incredible and amazing experience. The support and assistance that Nancy provided reinforced the strong sense of ease and confidence that we developed with our primary midwife which made for such a beautiful and positive experience. We are so excited to hear that Nancy is a licensed midwife in California! Our family is honored to share our experience in recommending Nancy with the highest regard!”

Christen Family “strong sense of ease & confidence”

Love, love, love you

“You’re the best thing to happen to the USA in a loooong time! Thank you for absolutely everything- I couldn’t have asked for a single thing to be different and so much of that came from your innate trust in me and the process.

Love love love you,”

Amanda, Jed, Ari, Cypress and Bernie, Santa Cruz


Love, love, love you…