Holistic Prenatal Care

Prenatal visits last 45-60 minutes and occur monthly until 28 weeks, bi-weeky until 36 weeks and then weekly until your baby is born. Visits will be held in the comfort of our cozy office in downtown San Luis Obispo.  We invite your family members to be part of the experience. We discuss your emotional and physical well being, stress factors, nutrition, exercise, and monitor the growth of your baby.  We take the time to get to your know your family and help you prepare for your upcoming birth. Be prepared with questions, we want to answer them for you. 

Home Birth

Birthing in the comfort of your own home is the perfect location to welcome your new baby. We provide quality care and patience.  We believe birth works best when undisturbed so we will support your family to the best of our ability to birth your baby in its own time and give the space necessary for a safe and gentle experience.  In the event of an unlikely emergency, we are trained to utilize and carry Oxygen and Resuscitation Equipment, Administer IV Fluids and give lifesaving Anti-Hemorrhagic medications. 

Postpartum Care

We will stay with you for 2-3 hours after birth to make sure both you and baby are stable.  We clean up the birth space so that bonding with your baby in your arms is the primary focus for your family.  We will support your breastfeeding journey, monitor the growth of your baby and make sure you are getting the support you need and make appropriate referrals when necessary.

Newborn Care

We encourage skin to skin contact on moms chest for at least the first hour so baby can find the breast on their own.  We offer breastfeeding support.  A complete newborn exam will be given within the first few hours of birth where we make sure that baby looks healthy and we will provide weight and measurements at this time.  This exam is always done right next to the new parents and is an exciting time for the family.

Water Birth, VBAC

We do offer Water Birth and the use of a birth tub.  Water can be used during labor to aide in relaxation, and if you choose to birth in the water you can do that too!  You have the choice to listen to your body and push your baby out wherever you want!  Research has shown that vaginal birth is a safe option for many women who have previously had a cesarean. 

Well-Woman Care

As a Licensed Midwife, I can provide all basic Well-Woman care including pregnancy testing, paps, breast exams, birth control information, labs, confidential STD testing.  We focus on being gentle and encourage you to ask questions.  This is a great way to establish a relationship with a midwife should you need one in the future. 

Informed Choice

We believe in Informed Choice, which means that we will give you options in regards to diagnostic testing and treatments, explain the details, benefits and risks of each and then we will support you in making the best choice for you and your family.  It has been shown that when women are made to feel empowered and are given a choice in all aspects of their care, they are more satisfied with the outcome of their experience.  

Natural Birth Virtual Consulting

Are you having trouble navigating your birth plan?  Are you seeing another provider but still have unanswered questions?  Are you needing guidance on ways to keep your pregnancy low risk?  Are you looking for natural alternatives to induction?  Are you feeling pressured into induction or cesarean?  Do you feel anxious and just need support?  With over 20 years of Midwifery practice and experience I am here to help.  Text 805-202-6575 to schedule a Zoom meeting.  

The Midwives Model of Care is based on the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life processes.

The Midwives Model of Care includes:

  • Monitoring the physical, psychological, and social well-being of the mother throughout the childbearing cycle

  • Providing the mother with individualized education, counseling, and prenatal care, continuous hands-on assistance during labor and delivery, and postpartum support

  • Minimizing technological interventions

  • Identifying and referring women who require obstetrical attention

The application of this woman-centered model of care has been proven to reduce the incidence of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean section.


Tanya Walker, Licensed Midwife

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Text or call me directly 805-202-6575

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