During your prenatal appointments I monitor nutrition, weight, blood pressure and urine as well as the baby’s growth, position and heart rate. Each of your appointments is scheduled for an hour so we have ample time to get to know each other and address any questions or concerns you may have. I am also available to my clients by phone or pager any time. Postpartum, I handle normal newborn care for the first six weeks. I am also here indefinitely to answer your questions regarding everyday care, breastfeeding, herbal alternatives and additions to allopathic therapies.
As a midwive, my passion and purpose is to guide women and families safely through the transformational experience of pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and the postpartum. I believe that being attended at home by a midwive gives you the best possible chance for a natural birth and a healthy outcome for both mother and baby. My goal is to support you in having the birth that you want, just as I have supported hundreds of other women in giving birth with patience, strength and courage.
I understand that childbearing is a normal part of women’s lives and that women’s bodies are beautifully made to give birth. Good midwifery care is a balance of what you do every day (good nutrition, moderate exercise, relaxation and self-care) and the clinical care that is provided to assure that both mother and baby are well and thriving. I serve my families with knowledge, skill and a great deal of humor! I want you to enjoy your care and have fun as we work together to build a relationship of confidence and trust. The bond between midwives and clients is a key factor in the success of home birth - feeling safe and relaxed allows your body to work effectively and for the process of labor to unfold. With health, safety, and well-being my highest priority, I strive to support you and your family in having the best possible birth experience.
Alison Osborn is a Licensed Midwife with over 40 years’ experience and excellence in midwifery. She has been active in midwifery politics much of her life, working for the rights of families to be safely attended at home. She has written professional articles, served as a president of the California Association of Midwives (CAM) and has taught many students who are now Licensed Midwives with practices of their own. She has been grateful to attend over 1,325 births.