Supporting birth as normal and natural
Trinity Midwifery is a California, Bay Area Midwifery practice providing complete prenatal, birth, and postpartum care to women and families during and beyond the childbearing year, including breastfeeding support and well woman/family care. We believe pregnancy is the beginning of a journey into parenthood and an empowering, transformative event in the life of a family. Informed choice is an integral part of our journey with you. Trinity Midwifery is committed to assisting you with an amazing birth experience. We provide powerful prenatal care, safe and transformational labor, birth, postpartum and newborn care with loving support and building your community.
“For birth companions to simply be, to do nothing when nothing is all there is to be done, to offer support without judgement, guidance without attachment, love without conditions – that is perhaps the greatest challenge and the greatest gift.” ~Vicki Chan, Midwife
To assist your birth process with the highest level of integrity and honesty. Allowing you to relax as we care for you during this transformational time in your life. With expert care and professionalism, you can rest assured that you are in the right hands to feel empowered to have your baby in the way that resonates with you.
Meet the Midwife
"I have been in awe of pregnancy and birth since I can remember. I was born at home in Mt Shasta, Ca in 1975. My mother was a brave pioneer in the movement back to natural birth. As a child I would tell my parents and their friends that I was going to be a baby delivery doctor, as I was at the time, unfamiliar with midwives.
After the birth of my first daughter in 1999, I began serving women and families as a doula. I realized then that my passion was being a baby delivery midwife. After personally birthing my own four children at home, I attended midwifery training through the National Midwifery Institute. I have had the privilege and honor of working with and studying under several accomplished midwives and doctors, in California, Germany, and Mexico.
As a mother of four children, ages 18, 16, 11, and 10, I intimately understand the joys and challenges of parenting in the 21st century. I teach parenting and child development classes using the philosophy of Magda Gerber, Mindful Parenting and Waldorf methodology. I also teach anatomy and physiology of pregnancy to yoga teacher trainees (or anyone who will listen).
I have a personal relationship to and am incredibly well versed in a holistic approach to well woman and well family care and have expanded my practice to include the use of nutrition, herbs, homeopathic medicine, and Anthroposophic medicine.
I am STILL awed and inspired by the beauty and power of women and birth."
Lael Stimming is a Certified Professional Midwife and a Licensed Midwife through the Medical Board of California . Lael is a member of the Bay Area Homebirth Collective, and the Bay Area Peer Review where she regularly attends meetings to discuss challenging cases and learns about the latest medical research regarding birth and evidence based practice. Lael holds a B.A. in International Relations and Psychology. Currently, Lael is training to be the first Anthroposophical Certified Professional Midwife.
The first appointment is introductory and free of charge so we can get to know each other. We can discuss rates in our first meeting.