Meet the Midwife
Licensed & Certified 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 freebirths 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!
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.
We have a secret in our culture,
and it's not the birth is painful,
it's that women are strong.
-Laura Stavoe Harm
Birthing in the comfort and convenience of your own home is the optimal location to welcome your new baby.
We offer Holistic Prenatal
care and believe that you deserve to be treated with respect, we encourage you to ask questions.
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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