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Nature's Way Midwifery

Tanya Walker,  Licensed Midwife  

Offering prenatal care, natural birth,

water birth and home birth services

 to Central Coast families.  

Serving San Luis Obispo &

 Santa Barbara Counties.  

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Meet The Team

Tanya Walker 

Licensed Midwife

     Tanya is Licensed by the Medical Board of California and Certified by the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM). She has been attending births as a midwife for 15 years, in which time she has served hundreds of families choosing home birth.  Tanya is also the proud mother of 5. She gave birth 25 years ago in a hospital setting and that experience set the course of her calling. During her first birth experience, she was given a medication which left her visibly blind for several days, unable to see her newborn baby.  It wasn't long after that, she realized there had to be a better way!  Tanya then began studying midwifery and went on to have home births with midwives and planned unassisted births with her other children.  Witnessing the miracle of birth and helping women find their innate wisdom and power has been her passion.  She realizes the importance of gentle beginnings. When women and families are given informed choices, and are treated respectfully as individuals, those fond memories last forever!

She knows that Birth Matters! 

     Additionally, Tanya attended Oregon State University with a focus in Women's Studies, Science and Anthropology.  During her free time, you can find her spending time at the beach with family, hiking, practicing yoga, attending live music events and traveling.  

Hannah Wassenberg

Midwife Assistant

     Hannah grew up in Minnesota, studied Mathematics and French at the United States Air Force Academy, CO, then transferred to Bard College in NY to receive her BS in Molecular Biology and BA in Dance with a minor in French. Hannah has always had a deep love of science and the esoteric, leading to pursuing a career as a bodyworker for the last 10 years, completing 2 Registered Yoga Teacher 200 programs, and a 1200 hour Biodynamic Craniosacral Program alongside deep interests in herbs and holistic healing. Hannah seriously considered medical school for many years, but was always drawn to a more holistic and global perspective of health and the human experience.

     She began her journey towards birth work the moment she had her first child, Satya, in 2012, an event that changed everything she knew about life, medicine and spirituality, and seemed to encompass all the studies she loved. Hannah has been attending births as a doula since 2013, and began as a midwife assistant in 2016 shortly after the birth of her second daughter, Saoirse. She is now studying to become a midwife and hopes to become a Licensed Midwife soon. Hannah believes very much in the birth experience as a key moment of transformation for women and their families. Supporting women during this time has become a beautifully important aspect of life. 

We have a secret in our culture,

and it's not the birth is painful,

it's that women are strong.

-Laura Stavoe Harm


Home Birth

Birthing in the comfort and convenience of your own home is the optimal location to welcome your new baby.  

Prenatal Care

We offer Holistic Prenatal

care and believe that you deserve to be treated with respect, we encourage you to ask questions. 

Newborn Care

We provide an initial newborn exam and will continue to provide gentle care for your baby until 6 weeks of age.  



    "Tanya is phenomenal. She has so much experience with birth and caring for women that there is nothing she can’t help with. Her vast knowledge and confidence in her craft set our minds at ease. She listens and asks questions to help new mamas understand what kind of birth they want. Her support is empowering. I cannot recommend her highly enough!" -Kristen Longcrier  (2016)

     "If I had another baby, I wouldn't want anyone but Tanya delivering him/her. When she moved away I immediately started trying to figure out how I would do my potential appointments from another state, so I'm so glad she's back to serve the central coast! My visits with her felt more like hanging out with a friend than a pre-natal appointment, although we did get the important stuff done as well. :) She is so supportive, professional, and knowledgable, and her presence helped make my home birth the amazing experience it was. We love Tanya! -Carrie Silveira (2015)

     "Tanya has been, and will always be, an attentive and caring midwife. Her presence encouraged me to rebirth myself in wholeness as I carried and birthed my son. Her intuitive and skilled nature is a gift. You are in good hands with her. My family and I were in good hands with her. I still marvel at the experience of connecting with the innate knowledge of birth and birthing she guided me toward."  -Lillie Goldstein (2010)

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Contact Us

Nature's Way Midwifery 

Serving Families of the Central Coast

Tanya Walker, Licensed Midwife

Hannah Wassenberg, Midwife Assistant

1248 Monterey St 

San Luis Obispo,CA 93401

Phone 805-202-6575

Fax 805-357-6073


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