Modern Traditional Midwife

:: San Francisco, CA ::

I'm Kara, a Certified Professional Midwife. 

Since 2010, I have served women at various points throughout the female lifespan –– ranging from pre-conception to post-menopausal.

I believe in...


The inherent power of birthing bodies

Safeguarding the birth experience as a natural, physiologic event

Evidence-based care with the judicious use of technology and medical intervention

Deconstructing the perception of pregnancy as a pathological condition


Validating home birth as a safe option for low-risk, healthy people

Empowering individuals and families to make choices in pregnancy, labor, and birth that give their babies the best start possible

Providing support and care that honors the holistic nature of the childbearing year

© 2020 by Kara Schamell

Homepage photos by Love & Perry Photography