Licensed Midwife Care • Home Birth • Water Birth • Prenatal Care
Supporting women as they grow,
birth & feed their babies.
We believe that women’s bodies were made to grow, birth and feed their babies. It is our desire to support women and their families as they walk through this amazing journey.
Prenatal visits are encouraged during the developmental stages of your baby. We take the time to address your physical and emotional needs to ensure that your prenatal experience is one that you'll enjoy. Services during your visit can include urine assessments, blood pressure testing, nutritional counseling, and fetal growth and heart rate.
We suggest that you contact us when you are in labor and we will join you in active labor. You will experience the freedom to move around as needed, eat what you would like, when you would like, and relax in whatever way feels good to your body. The combination of support and comfort from your family and our team is beneficial in facilitating your birth.
To ensure that you receive the best possible care for you and your newborn baby, our team will stay in close contact with you after your birth to provide support, physical exams, assist with breastfeeding, and answer any questions you may have. All of these services can be provided to you in the comfort of your home. Our goal is to stay connected with you for a healthy development.
LaMonica Bryant, L.M.
LaMonica has been working with pregnant women and their families since 1997, providing personalized prenatal care, home birth & postpartum care, doula services and well-woman exams throughout the greater Kern County area.
A graduate of the National College of Midwifery and an independent midwifery practitioner, LaMonica has met the standards for certification set by the North America Registry of Midwives (NARM) and is qualified to provide the Midwifery Model of Care©. She is a California Medical Board Licensed Midwife and holds current certifications in both adult and infant CPR, as well as, neonatal resuscitation.
Licensed midwife LaMonica Bryant provides a newborn exam after a home birth.
LaMonica changed my whole life. Her gentle, but educated, guidance set me up for the birth I wanted, after two unwanted C-sections. Her few (but mighty!) words during my labor helped me push through and accomplish my VBAC. She is an amazing provider and should I ever be blessed with another baby, there is no one I would want to work with besides her!
LaMonica delivered my 4th baby. That birth was heavenly. She was so calm which helped me in being calm too. She helped me to enjoy the birthing process and embrace it as a natural part of motherhood. I would recommend her to anyone seeking a home birth experience.
I have attended births with LaMonica as a doula and she is an amazing midwife. LaMonica is highly-skilled and provides guidance and direction when it is needed. I see LaMonica serving families during the birth year with love and respect, letting them make the decisions they feel are best for their comfort and situation. She is always present and aware of parent and baby's needs. She flexes to the family, she doesn't make the family flex to her. It is a treat to attend births with her, because she is gentle, joyful, and a true servant during birth - she serves with great love and compassion.
The Midwives Model of Care© is based on the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life processes and includes:
The application of this woman-centered model of care has been proven to reduce the incidence of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean section.
Individualized prenatal care for homebirth and waterbirth. Women are able to take part in the decision-making surrounding their pregnancy, labor and birth. You will receive hands on care during pregnancy, labor, birth and breastfeeding.
In addition you will need to purchase a birth kit from Birth and Beyond.
Helping women and their families have the birth they desire by advocating for a mother/baby friendly birth. Doulas provide women and their families with physical and emotional support during pregnancy, labor, birth and the postpartum period.
Doula services include:
Doula services are provided by a licensed midwife.
Complete well-woman exams, including Pap smears, breast exams, reproductive counseling and referrals.
All services are provided by a caring, licensed midwife.
Most PPO insurance companies cover a percentage of out-of-network provider fees. Contact us or your insurance company to find out if you will be covered.
Serving the greater Bakersfield area, including all of Kern County, Tulare County, and Kings County.
Please contact us with any questions, comments, or to schedule a free consultation.
Bakersfield, California, United States
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