Safe, low-intervention, you-centered care.
Nightingale Natural Birth offers a fundamentally unique approach to pregnancy and childbirth. We provide expert pre-conception, prenatal, birth, and postpartum care for low-risk parents and babies in the comfort of your home.
We believe safe, professional, knowledgeable maternity care is just the minimum. Truly great care means understanding that each family is unique, listening with our hearts as well as our ears, educating, and empowering parents to make their own informed decisions about how they want to birth their baby.
If you are completely new to the idea of having your baby with a midwife, you are not alone. Learn more about the individualized kind of care that you receive with a midwife, and why it matters.
We are committed to providing inclusive and welcoming care for all people. We welcome clients of all colors, religions, creeds, genders, gender expressions, ages, national origins, family structures, sexual orientations, ability status, marital status, and military status.
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Clients have 24/7 access to a midwife
We attend home births in San Francisco, South San Francisco, Daly City, San Mateo, San Bruno, Redwood City, Palo Alto, Los Altos, Santa Clara, San Carlos, Pacifica, Burlingame, Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond, Pinole, Rodeo, Moraga, Lafayette, Martinez, Walnut Creek, Concord, Pleasanton, Livermore, San Leandro, Castro Valley, Hayward, Fremont, Union City, and others. Contact us to see if we serve your area.
How We're Different
"My birth experience was nothing I could have anticipated, but it was everything I hoped for. I was in the comforts of my home with no medical interventions to bat away or unnecessary intrusions. I was surrounded by a dream birth team whom I trusted, and who supported me and my birth preferences. Firen was attentive, warm, patient, and professional the entire way through, and my son was born healthy with no complications. It's been wonderful having Firen as my midwife." -Karen L.
A personal, one-on-one relationship with your midwife is the foundation of your care.
Services & Pricing
Most insurance plans will reimburse a significant portion of midwifery fees. We work with an excellent biller who is very experienced in getting insurance reimbursements for midwifery clients. Payment plans are also available for midwifery care. We accept cash, check, credit card and Paypal.
We offer water birth! Ask us about your options.
Tools for Home & Birth Center Birth - 1 Day Childbirth Education Intensive
If you are planning to give birth at home or in a birth center outside of a hospital, this course is designed specifically for you! Come meet others who are doing the same, and learn how you can birth your baby with confidence and peace. This course is aimed to give you a variety of tools you and your partner can use to stay calm, relaxed and focused on your journey to becoming a parent!
How can I best work with my midwife and other care providers?
How will I know when I’m in labor?
What do I actually do in labor?!
What will giving birth be like?
How will I cope with pain?
What can I do to best support my partner in labor?
What will happen after the birth?
What if myself or the baby has to go to the hospital?
A combination of instruction, videos, self-reflection, relaxation, breathing and partner exercises will answer these questions and help you become more comfortable with birth. Partners will learn specific techniques to confidently support the birthing parent through the process. A one-day 7 hour session, this course is perfect for busy parents who can’t or don’t want to take a series.
Current Class Schedule
Fall 2018 - Date & Location TBD
Winter 2018 - Date & Location TBD
The best time to take this course is in your third trimester. Classes generally range from 1-6 couples. Class is 6.25 hours of instruction and activities, with a 45-minute break for lunch. Snacks, water and tea are provided; bring your own lunch.
Instructor: Firen Jones, Licensed Midwife; Read her bio.
Cost: $250 per couple
Registration will open once date is set, most likely mid-summer 2018.
If you would like more information or would like to make an appointment for a free initial consultation, please fill out the form below or call 650.731.5191. We look forward to hearing from you!