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Childbirth is fundamentally a spiritual, as well as a physical achievement. . . The birth of a child is the ultimate perfection of human love.

Children are not things to be molded but are people to be unfolded.

Grantly Dick-Read “Childbirth Without Fear”

Grantly Dick-Read “Childbirth Without Fear”

Shelly Girard, LM, CPM, MPH
Seannie Gibson, LM, CPM, LLC

Shelly and Seannie

Shelly Girard and Seannie Gibson provide midwifery and women’s health services in the Greater Los Angeles area, including homebirth, gynecology, postpartum care, doula services, breastfeeding support, and CPR training. They have a deep and abiding belief in both the ability and the right of women to give birth naturally and safely at home.

Childbirth at Home. A Labor of Love.

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Seannie and Shelly offer highly personalized, family centered care that acknowledges the mind/body connection by treating the whole being: the physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual self. They are licensed by the California State Medical Board and Accredited by the North American Registry of Midwives. In practice since 1972, they are the most experienced homebirth midwives in Los Angeles.

“Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers – strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.”

“Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers – strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.”

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Who we are

We are Midwives, pure and simple. We are a small, personalized practice offering midwifery care to women who want their babies born at home. We provide comprehensive prenatal care at our office in the peaceful hills of Mt. Washington, with easy access from seven freeways.

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Our Promise of Compassionate Care

We offer you support from the very moment you embark on the journey of parenthood, whether you’re just beginning to plan for a family or navigating the transformative years of childbearing. Our commitment is to support your unique path, adapting our services to meet your needs from conception through birth and beyond.

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Empowered Birth

“See The Mother within your hearts, thoughts, Labor for love of Her, Draw others to Her by your example, Create the atmosphere of divine harmony and receptivity that she cannot resist. Those who labor thus are the dearest of the dear to The Divine Mother.” – Sri Daya Mata

“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.”

“And suddenly, you were my everything.”

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Acupuncture has many benefits for the childbearing cycle. A few include: regulating the menstrual cycle, promoting fertility, lessening menstrual pain and morning sickness, energizing and relaxing the woman during pregnancy, inducing labor…


During the course of pregnancy, a woman’s body undergoes innumerable changes biochemically and structurally which can create postural strain and neck and back pain. Chiropractic adjustments can facilitate a healthier, more comfortable pregnancy.


Visualization is a powerful tool that can help women before and during labor. It allows women to relax, surrender and remain calm during the labor process – decreasing or eliminating the tension that many women experience as pain.


Massage can assist the integration of emotional, mental or spiritual transformation on a cellular level. The sense of renewed health and vitality experienced following a bodywork session improves self esteem and consequently esteem for others.


Nancy Bright, Cradle of Love

In the act of birthing, we touch the essence of creation, joining hands with the divine in bringing forth new life.

“How many mothers’ eyes have filled with tears as they asked “When will it be over?” only to be told to “take each contraction as it comes, be with it, and let it go, for as long as it takes.” As she copes with the successive waves of contraction she develops patience and persistence. She forms a bond with this child she is birthing that is all the deeper because it has been forged with hard work and sweat and tears. It may be the most difficult work she has ever done. It is a labor of love and the most precious gift she can give to herself and her baby.”

from “Why Choose Natural Childbirth” by Shelly Girard


“And suddenly, you were my everything.”

Happiness is the only thing that multiplies
when you share it.