Midwife care in San Luis Obispo County, Now Accepting New Patients

Phone: 805-458-2611 | Email: manzanitamidwife@gmail.com

A Birthing From Home Experience

with Jennifer Oquendo LM, CPM, Specializing in Home Birth & Water Birth

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A Holistic Approach…

Manzanita Midwifery offers home birth, water birth, VBAC, and annual exams in your home.

“BIRTH IS NOT A CEREBRAL EVENT; IT IS A VISCERAL-HOLISTIC PROCESS WHICH REQUIRES ALL OF YOUR SELF- BODY, HEART, EMOTION, MIND, SPIRIT.” -BARAKA BETHANY ELIHU

Pregnancy is a time filled with exploration and changes. You should be the focus at this time with prenatal care centered on your needs. In addition, your partner, children, and extended family can be an integral part of your experience and care if you choose. At Manzanita Midwifery, we invite you to create your support team and view your care as a collaborative experience.

"Attending births is like growing roses. You have to marvel at the ones that just open up and bloom at the first kiss of the sun but you wouldn’t dream of pulling open the petals of the tightly closed buds and forcing them to blossom to your time line."

– Gloria Lemay

Each pregnancy is a unique experience. Each pregnancy is special. You know yourself and your baby best and have the knowledge and intuition to make decisions regarding your prenatal care and birth.

"Birth is a rite of passage of women. Their journey should be honored, their rights should be fiercely protected, and their stories should be shared.”

- Marcie Macari

Kind Words From People We Have Served

Manzanita Midwifery welcomes your questions, holds space for you to explore emotions, and encourages you to make informed decisions. Labor and birth proceed easiest when you feel safe, undisturbed, and uninhibited; you and baby are monitored unobtrusively in labor so as to maintain safety while you labor in ways that feel right to you.

The postpartum period contains many adjustments as you make space for the new person that has entered your world. A midwife is available 24/7 to support you in parenting your baby in ways that feel natural and healthy to you. One benefit of home birth and midwifery care is that during the “babymoon” period, we visit you in your home to care for you and the baby.

Manzanita Midwifery serves clients in San Luis Obispo county and throughout the central coast. Midwifery care is provided in your home throughout San Luis Obispo county, including the communities of Atascadero, Templeton, Paso Robles, San Miguel, San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay, Cayucos, Cambria, and Los Osos as well as the communities of South County. Please contact us to arrange a free consultation to learn more about how we can serve you and care for you during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum, or for annual well-woman care.

All are welcome! We embrace people of any age, ability, race, ethnicity, gender identity, faith, sexual orientation, national origin, or socioeconomic status.

“In giving birth to our babies, we may find that we give birth to new possibilities within ourselves."

– Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn