Testimonials

“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

K&N

Professional Testimonial

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”

 

”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…

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…

“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..