"We chose Homebirth because Midwifery care is simply the best."
You have choices in your reproductive healthcare
If you have a uterus, a Midwife can help you in more ways than one
What is a Midwife?
A Community Midwife is one who is educated specifically in the practice of Midwifery and reproductive health care. Community Midwives provide complete reproductive healthcare for outstanding outcomes and nurturing well being. Midwives provide: well-person care, fertility planning, prenatal care, birth, postpartum care, newborn and breastfeeding support expertise in a clinic, home or birth center setting. Community Midwives (Licensed Midwives and Certified Nurse Midwives) have an extensive amount of post-secondary training and are credentialed In the state of California. Licensed Midwives are certified by the Medical Board. Certified Nurse Midwives are certified by the Nursing Board. Your entire experience (paps, bloodwork, puberty care, menopausal care, birth, postpartum) takes place in an environment that is safe and inclusive and focused on your individual needs.
Respectful Well-Person Care
Full Pregnancy Care
Low Tech, High Value
The Proof: Research
Why A Community Midwife?
Meet The Team
Kayti Buehler LM, CPM
Nikki Helms LM, CPM
Katrina Lertola LM, CPM
Tatiana Koontz LM, CPM
To empower and strengthen all individuals, families, and communities through increased access to and awareness of Midwives as educated and qualified healthcare providers for pregnancy and reproductive care.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"I liked Kayti's calm and supportive nature so much that I hired her when I found out I was pregnant with my second child.
Kayti became my number one source of emotional support during my pregnancy with my daughter. I cannot begin to tell you how much she meant to me during that time. Kayti and her apprentice (Haley) truly cared and listened to my concerns. I always felt so loved after leaving their office. I felt more like I was meeting with sisters than just going in for my prenatal appointments. Kayti is real and honest and has so much kindness in her heart. Thank you Kayti! Thank you Haley! You made the road easier to travel!
When Paula noted that I was due for a well woman exam and told me that they could do it for me, I, of course, said yes. I was open to this because of the positive experiences I had with our prenatal and postpartum exams, but it wasn't until I actually experienced it that I realized how low our standards can be when it comes to having our bodies examined by health professionals. Any time Haley or Paula would have to touch my body, whether it be my arm or my pelvic area, they would ask permission to touch me. It was then I realized I had NEVER been asked that by my doctors in the past. I didn't know how much it would make a difference in my comfort level, and overall experience.
The well woman visit was comprehensive and covered all the standard things you expect at a PCP or OB-GYN's office, but went above and beyond. They explained everything they were doing and why. They asked me questions about my health, lifestyle, and mood. Most importantly, they LISTENED and HEARD me and my concerns. I learned more in my one well woman visit about my body than I ever have in all my years of having well woman exams performed by OB-GYNs.
We are a military family and heard about the amazing women at San Diego Midwife from many recommendations. I delivered my third baby with them at Babies in Bloom while my husband was deployed. They provided excellent care, addressed any and all questions/concerns, went above and beyond to provide emotional support needed to deliver a baby without your spouse, allowed me to have the birth plan I wanted, and helped me achieve it. Delivering at Babies in Bloom (in a tub!) felt as comfortable as if I were laboring at home. I could not have asked for a better prenatal and birth experience. .
-Angelita in Oceanside
Find out more about seeing a midwife for your birth, preconception and reproductive health care.
We will be hosting several "Meet the Midwife" nights in locations across San Diego County in the next several months. Come join us at the one most convenient for you! And remember, midwives aren't just for pregnant people! Midwives are well versed in all aspects of reproductive health care.