We love getting to know families throughout their journey into parenthood. We share a love of human connection and are proud to support a movement where healthcare is a partnership and clients/patients are empowered to participate in shaping the experience that will set you up to begin parenting with confidence.

Bringing more than 40 years experience and well over 1,400 births.

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"It’s difficult to put succinctly into words the profound experience our family had working with Melissa."

"Her presence is intuitive and her knowledge expansive. Pregnancy, labor, and birth are as unique to a human as one’s fingerprint, and Melissa facilitated a deeply personal understanding and relationship to pregnancy and beyond. I strongly believe that the beautiful birth experience of our family is owed in part to truly feeling safe, known, and valued by our midwives." -Margot Presley, mother of Aviva

"We will forever cherish birthing our son in our own home and be forever grateful to Laurie and her team!"

"Laurie was immediately the most responsive and communicative caregiver I had encountered. I work in the healthcare industry, and to say I was impressed with her professionalism and thoroughness is saying a lot. However, this wasn't why we chose her to assist with our birth. It was her kindness, her compassion, and her exemplary understanding of the natural mechanics behind the relationship between birth and trust, love, and respect. I highly recommend Laurie and her team for any low risk birth." - The Nelsons

"Words do not express how highly I recommend Melissa to any parent."

"Melissa was my midwife for 4 years. During that time she supported me through two miscarriages and the births of my 2 youngest children. Throughout my time in her care I experienced joys and challenges and Melissa met me in those moments with genuine compassion and support. Her knowledge and gentle guidance helped me feel calm and confident.  She is extremely competent in her clinical skills and I trust her judgement completely." - Emily