Pacific Community Midwives is two independent licensed midwives:
Kelly Olmstead, LM, CPM Tari Neill, LM, CPM
Please note: Tari and Kelly are currently on sabbatical and not taking clients.
We provide high-quality care to women planning to birth at home. We follow the Midwives Model of Care in our approach to maternity and birth. This means we honor the natural process of pregnancy and birth, while monitoring the health of mother and baby, personalizing care, and providing continuous support in labor. It’s important to note that, though we are homebirth midwives, we offer the same state-of-the-art testing, clinical schedule, and evaluations found in hospital-pbased care. We pride ourselves on staying current on best practices in maternity care. We offer informed consent and informed refusal, providing unbiased information about risks and benefits of various choices as you make decisions about your care.
Each prenatal visit lasts an hour, allowing time to answer your questions and to provide you with education on many topics. Perhaps the most important aspect is continuity of care. You select your primary midwife and build a relationship with her. You will also get to know the other one of us during your pregnancy, at prenatals. You benefit from our years of midwifery experience, while maintaining a close relationship with your primary midwife.
This style of care contributes to low cesarean rates, high breastfeeding success rates, and overall satisfaction with the birth experience, while providing excellent overall outcomes. We’ve created a handy chart to show how we are similar to–and different from–hospital-based care.
Having attended many births together, clients benefit from our experience with and trust in one another. Check out what Clients Say for more. Our practice styles are similar. We know when to be hands off, when to recommend a change, and when to act quickly for safety.
Nancy Greenwood, our other co-founder, left to join Santa Cruz Midwives in 2019.
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