Home Birth Services
Birth in the Comfort of Your Own Home
For clients who would like to birth at home, we are pleased to offer home birth support through Serenity Midwifery, our sister home birth practice. Enjoy personalized care by midwife Rachel Marriott in the comfort of your own home. Let us come to you!
Personalized Prenatal Visits
Come to our office or have Rachel come to your home. Each of your prenatal visits lasts roughly 45-60 minutes, with ample time for us to answer any questions you might have.
Birth tub rental is included in all home birth packages. We will supply a tub, water pump, and air pump when we come for your 36 week home visit. Our birth tubs are specifically designed for water birth, so you have the option of birthing in the water if you desire.
Individual Birth Support
Rachel and her birth team will attend your birth at your home, typically arriving in active labor, and stay until several hours after your baby has been born. We will do an initial exam of your baby and ensure both of you are stable and bonding well.
We will see you again at your home within 24-48 hours of birth for a full check up. At this visit, we will perform the California Newborn Screen and Critical Congenital Heart Defect (CCHD) Screen, check in on breastfeeding, and fill out your birth certificate worksheet. We will see you again during the first week postpartum and at 6 weeks postpartum, with additional visits scheduled as needed to ensure your postpartum is as smooth as possible!
Frequently asked questions
Considering a home birth? We do our best to make things as simple as possible for you! If your question isn’t answered here, please contact us and we’ll be more than happy to answer it.
Midwife Rachel Marriott owns Simi Valley Birth Center and Serenity Midwifery. Serenity Midwifery is simply Rachel’s private home birth practice, in operation since 2013.
That’s fine! You don’t need to decide right away. You can come into care and make a decision later in pregnancy as you get a better sense of where you’d like to give birth.
Honestly, the biggest difference is location. We bring all the supplies, equipment, and medications that we have at the birth center to a home birth, so we always have everything you might need for your birth. In most cases, we would consider home and birth center to be equal to each other – it’s more your personal preference. We might recommend a birth center birth over a home birth if your home is far away from a hospital or hard for EMS to access. Insurance coverage might differ as well depending on your plan. We are always happy to run a verification of benefits for you!
Yes! Tub rental is included in all home birth packages, or you’re always welcome to use your own. If using one of our tubs, you’ll just need to provide your own hose and hose adapter as well as a disposable tub liner.
It depends on the month and our client load, but generally we serve all of Ventura County as well as parts of LA County such as the San Fernando Valley and Santa Clarita Valley. Occasionally we’ll go further, so please reach out if you’re outside these areas.