Have the birth you want.
The Midwives Childbirth Services are a passionate group of midwives who believe in empowering mamas to give birth in their own unique and perfect way.
Whether you choose to give birth in the comfort of your own home or in Napa Valley’s only birth center, our team is here to support you.
Supporting your entire birth experience through pre-natal, birth, postpartum and beyond.
DOULA BIRTH SUPPORT
Supporting you emotionally from prenatal through postpartum.
Supporting you with fertility and preconception counseling in preparation for insemination and pregnancy. We offer IUI and ICI services in the comfort of your own home.
Supporting you postpartum with placenta encapsulation.
We would love to get in touch!
Paula Schnebelt LM, CPM
Paula is passionate about protecting the birth process. Her desire is that everyone will feel great about their birth experience.
Deborah (Fawn) Studebaker LM, CPM
I am so blessed to have been doing what I love most of my adult life. I have been given the gift of helping women for over 40 years and have witnessed the miracle of home birth hundreds of times. Most were home births, many water births, some in birth centers and some in the hospital.
As the oldest daughter of Paula Schnebelt, Michelle has spent most her life listening and watching her mother support mamas and their families in experiencing the joys of homebirth.
Emma believes our greatest gift as Midwives is the chance to witness the power of birth, and how it transforms those who get to bear witness to its magic.
Words From our Mamas
“25 years ago I was very much involved in my first son’s birth at a hospital. I felt that I had to be very strong with the doctor as to my wishes to assist in the delivery. Paula and her team were just the opposite. She and her team made us feel that it was all about us and our child coming into this world, not them.
I had no idea how wonderful the journey could be. Every day I am so thankful for Paula helping us bring Phoenix into our family.
I would highly recommend her as a midwife to anyone considering her team and the services they provide.
“Paula and her team are an amazing group of loving, knowledgeable, skilled women who supported me in having the most peaceful, empowering, and magical home birth.
Paula inspired confidence in my body and the birth process and I felt secure with her level-headedness and skill that everything would be okay.
Prior to my homebirth, I had a hospital birth with a doctor and medication. My home birth and experience with Paula and The Midwives group were 100% better in every single way. I would encourage anyone interested having a natural, safe, and beautiful birth to work with Paula! Almost 3 years later I still think of my birth experience almost daily and feel eternally grateful to Paula and team.”
“I can not express enough how thankful I was to have such amazing support and knowledge from Paula and team at both my son’s and daughter’s home births. She was calm and collected when both of my stubborn children didn’t want to come out. She was quick and stern when she needed to be lol.
I praise God for her passion and dedication to love and nurture me and my whole family during the transition for a new life to enter our family.
She is full of so much knowledge and willing to share all her amazing tips and tricks! We love her so!”
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