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 considering having a home birth, choosing a midwife who is well-trained with lots of experience, someone you trust and feel comfortable with is one of the most important things to figure out. Having your baby in the comfort and peace of your own home can be deeply meaningful. See my Home Birth page for more information. I offer a free one hour consultation to answer your questions and let us get to know one another a little.

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 low-risk, healthy women cared for by well trained midwives.


Most of all, if you have any questions about home birth, midwifery or about me, or would like a free one hour consultation, contact me by email, or call me at 831-275-5111. I would be delighted to chat or meet with you!

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…

“I have had the privilege of working with Nancy for the past year (2017) while she worked to get her California license. In the unique role of precepting an already experienced midwife (rather than a beginning student), I have had the opportunity to see how another midwife practices. Nancy is intelligent, highly skilled, patient, knowledgeable, compassionate, funny, and able to meet women where they are. She has the ability to quietly observe and allow labor to unfold at the woman’s pace, coupled with the attentiveness and skill to act quickly in an urgent situation. I would trust Nancy to midwife my own daughters.”

Kelly Olmstead, LM, CPM, Santa Cruz


Professional Testimonial

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