Sequoia Midwifery

Kristen Cates, Certified Nurse Midwife

Note: Sequoia Midwifery will not be taking homebirth clients indefinitely.

There is a secret in our culture…
and it’s not that birth is painful.
It’s that women are strong.

- Laura Stavoe Harm


I dedicate this website and more importantly my work to all the brave and loving mothers around the world and skilled, compassionate midwives who have come before me, are practicing now with me, and those who have yet to come. A special thanks and deep bow of gratitude to all the mamas I've worked with and babies that have been welcomed into my hands. To Lisa Benham for her generous and tireless time spent in design and technical skill in creating this website. To Aria Simpson for her inspired logo designs. To David Smoyer (nature photos) and Jennifer Anderson (homepage) for their amazing photography contributions and to many others, who were willing to publicly share intimate family moments captured on film for the beauty of this site.