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Childbirth is a normal physiological event.

Midwives trust pregnant people and their bodies! My goal as a midwife is to help you achieve the birth you hope for, and the safe delivery of a healthy baby, all while respecting your process along the way. An important part of that is working with you and your support system to build your knowledge, make informed decisions, ease your fears, and empower you with confidence and a sense of autonomy. I generally take a holistic approach; care for a pregnant, laboring, or postpartum person is physiological, emotional, and often spiritual. At this important time of transition for families, I not only provide up to date and evidence-based clinical care, but also a clear roadmap of what to expect, a listening ear, and a comforting, continuous presence. 


As a private practice midwife, I am licensed to conduct all prenatal and postpartum visits, order labs, ultrasounds, and genetic screening, and because I limit how many clients I accept each month, I am dedicated and committed to attending your birth at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. The chances are very low that two births would ever happen at the exact same time, but in the rare case that a backup midwife is needed, I have relationships with other private practice midwives in the area, so there would never be a lapse in care. Although most labors are normal and uncomplicated, backup doctors are available should a higher level of intervention be needed for your delivery. When you choose me as your provider, I am on call for you, 24/7, throughout your entire pregnancy, labor, and up to six weeks postpartum.

Midwifery services

  • Prenatal visits

  • Resources and information

  • Telephone and email support prenatally twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week

  • Care during labor, including the possibility of home cervical exams

  • Care in hospital and immediately postpartum

  • Postpartum office appointments approximately 2 weeks and 6 weeks after the date of birth. Under certain circumstances, these visits may be offered at the client’s home.

  • Telephone and email support during the 6 weeks after the date of birth, twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week

  • Full coverage by backup CNM if Aimée Tom is unable to be present for any reason


Hybrid Midwifery Care

I offer hybrid services for clients who require care from a physician or would like to stay under the care of an obstetrician. This model includes concurrent prenatal and postpartum midwifery care, either at my office or at the client’s home if desired and nearby. The benefits of this unique offering are:

  • Hour-long prenatal appointments in a small and intimate setting

  • 24/7 access to me via email, phone, and text until 6 weeks postpartum

  • More education, preparation, and individualized attention

  • The possibility of private Childbirth Ed classes

  • Access to community resources and referrals

  • Review and explanation of information given at OB appointments

  • Doula services for labor and birth

  • Home or office cervical check if desired

  • A visit in the hospital on day one or two postpartum, with a chance to debrief the birth and receive breastfeeding and newborn support

  • An extra postpartum appointment at two weeks and another at 6 weeks