The Midwives

Pacific Community Midwives is comprised of two independent licensed midwives:

Kelly Olmstead, LM, CPM     Tari Neill, LM, CPM

Please note: Tari and Kelly are currently on sabbatical and not taking clients.

We provide high-quality care to women planning to birth at home. We follow the Midwives Model of Care in our approach to maternity and birth. This means we honor the natural process of pregnancy and birth, while monitoring the health of thPacificMidwives (4)e mother and baby, personalizing care, and providing continuous support in labor. It’s important to note that, though we are homebirth midwives, we offer the same state-of-the-art testing, clinical schedule, and evaluations found in hospital-based care.  We pride ourselves on staying current on best practices in maternity care. We offer informed consent and informed refusal, providing non-biased information about risks and benefits of various choices as you make decisions about your care.

Each prenatal visit lasts an hour, allowing time to answer your questions and to provide you with education on many topics. Perhaps the most important aspect is continuity of care. You select your primary midwife and build a relationship with her. You will also get to know the other one of us during your pregnancy, at prenatals. You benefit from our years of midwifery experience, while maintaining a close relationship with your primary midwife.

This style of care contributes to low cesarean rates, high breastfeeding success rates, and overall satisfaction with the birth experience, while providing excellent overall outcomes. We’ve created a handy chart to show how we are similar to–and different from–hospital-based care.

Having attended many births together, clients benefit from our experience with and trust in one another. Check out what Clients Say for more. Our practice styles are similar. We know when to be hands off, when to recommend a change, and when to act quickly for safety.

Grab a cup of tea and browse our site.

Cropped Header Photo by Ann Fortina ` Midwives Photo by Little Darling Photo

Facebook Reviews

Lindsay Kaljian reviewed Pacific Community Midwives — 5 star

The at-home birth experience with Tari was beautiful – we felt safe, relaxed, and free to be wherever and do whatever felt right. The post-birth contrast with the hospital was amazing – comfy bed, no sleep interruptions, complete control. Tari is amazing, and her years of experience helps worries to vanish so you can focus on your well being and new baby. Postpartum support can’t be emphasized enough – breastfeeding support, help with … delicate issues, etc. 🙂 Recommended without reservation.

 

Facebook Reviews

I had my dream home birth because Kelly and Tari were my midwives! They were both extremely professional and compassionate during the whole process. They remained fully present during the labor which made me feel secure and confident.

I felt so empowered with them by my side throughout the whole experience and I will forever be grateful for these two strong woman that were near my side during the birth of my son.

~ Amber, Dylan, Auburn & Arlo

My Dream Homebirth