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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!


”I would recommend Nancy’s services without reservation, and wish you all the best on your birthing journey. I knew that Nancy was right for our birth as soon as I met her. I felt an instant connection with her; she was the combination of positive energy, years of experience, wit, and honesty that I was looking for.  She provided excellent care during my pregnancy, and she was more than willing to work with us to plan for the birth experience that we wanted.

During labour and delivery, she was out of sight when I needed my space, but she would miraculously appear the moment I needed support, reassurance, or if she could see that I needed a gentle nudge towards a different position. Our beautiful son was born, and it was an experience that was as awesome and peaceful as we dreamed it would be.  My husband maintains it was the best day of his life!”

Trish & Brad Bezair, Ottawa, Canada

Awesome & peaceful…

“Nancy delivered my daughter on a Sunday night in early October. She is warm and experienced, it was the birth experience I had hoped for. Nancy read my movements and offered helpful suggestions when I needed them. Her presence was comforting because Nancy exudes a confidence that comes with years of experience. I place so much trust in Nancy as a midwife; she is extremely knowledgeable, professional and kind.”

Jenn, Matt and Ruth, Aptos

It was the birth experience I had hoped for..