Specializing in Midwifery Care for San Luis  Obispo County & Central Coast Families!

Hi, I am Tanya Walker, LM, CPM, founder of Nature’s Way Midwifery.  First and foremost, I am the proud mother of 5.  I gave birth 28 years ago in a hospital setting and that experience set the course of my calling as a midwife.  I knew there had to be a better way.   I am Licensed by the Medical Board of California and Certified by the North American Registry of Midwives.  My studies in midwifery started in 1999 while preparing to have my second child at home. I have been regularly attending births for 20 years.  I have had the privilege of helping hundreds of families birth in the privacy and comfort of their own homes. Witnessing the miracle of birth and helping people find their innate wisdom and power is my passion.  I was trained by the traditional route of apprenticeship with both traditional and licensed midwives and consider myself a spiritual midwife. Midwifery has shaped my life in ways I never would have imagined and I am forever grateful to do this work.

Additionally, I attended Oregon State University with a focus in Women’s Studies, Science and Anthropology.  I spend a great deal of time attending continuing education courses in order to stay current with the latest research and evidenced based information.  During my free time, you can find me spending time on the beach with family, hiking, surfing, practicing yoga, attending live music events with friends and traveling, or listening to my favorite birth related podcasts.

Our Midwifery Team

Tanya Walker, Licensed & Certified Midwife

Specializing in Home Birth
Practicing Midwife Since 2004

Katrina Bolduc, Licensed and Certified Midwife

Hi! I am Katrina Bolduc. I am a California State Licensed and Nationally Certified Professional Midwife.  I am a Graduate of the National Midwifery Institute. I am also a wife, a mother of three amazing children, an ironman triathlete, a lover of nature, animals and everything birth.  I am a firm believer that a person’s pregnancy, labor, and birth are one of the most pivotal moments in a persons life. My goal is to support, empower, provide evidence based information, and assist in making your birth journey as memorable as possible.  

I received my Bachelors of Science degree from Montana State University in 2009. With a passion for helping others I fell in love with the aspect of supporting, encouraging, and helping others grow, with compassion, respect, understanding, and commitment to meet each individual where they are at. I am a forever student of life, and enjoy trainings and new experiences that will build on my strengths to help others.  

Throughout my own personal experience with labor and the delivery of my son in 2015 and my daughter in 2019, I experienced the monumental impact that I will forever carry. With a heart for helping, and a passion for pregnancy, birth and beyond I began what has ultimately become my midwifery journey – beginning as a labor doula, adding childbirth, lactation and new parent education, bereavement services, placenta encapsulation and postpartum services. I then completed a midwifery assistant workshop, and Spinning Babies training. My midwifery philosophy is one of teamwork, trust, mutual respect, and compassion.

Demi Betschart, Student Midwife

Hello! My name is Demi Betschart. I am a mama to one beautiful daughter, a pilates barre instructor, and a nanny, as well. I love nature, the ocean, and playing outdoors.

I am a DONA certified doula and am currently enrolled in the National Midwifery Institute. In addition to the didact portion of my studies, I am attending births. My passion is to serve women to have an empowering pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experience. I have studied many healing modalities such as pre/postnatal yoga, Ayurvedic medicine, herbs, and I am currently studying a trauma-informed approach to pelvic care. 

My path to Midwifery began almost six years ago. I finished all my prerequisite nursing classes and got into multiple RN programs. Shortly after, I found out I was pregnant with my daughter. I decided to take a break from nursing to be with and care for my baby with the full intention of continuing that path once I felt the time was right. With my deep passion for holistic care, I began to dive deeper into Midwifery and switch gears. At the same time, I went on a massive soul-searching journey. I realized not only was a career in Midwifery in complete alignment with my soul but that the healing I have been doing on myself would be further healed and reciprocated through working with women in such an intimate way. 

I believe birth is a pivotal time in a woman’s life. I strive to co-create an environment of respect, safety, intimacy, and true informed choice so that women and families can achieve their utmost wellbeing. 

“We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful, it’s that women are strong.”

Laura Stavoe Harm

Tanya Walker, Licensed Midwife

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Text or call me directly 805-202-6575

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