Angela Hartley Licensed Midwife Santa Cruz

Angela Hartley

Licensed Midwife

Angela Hartley became a Licensed Midwife in the state of California at the beginning of 2018. She has had the honor of attending births for the last decade, is a graduate of the National Midwifery Institute and is so blessed to work along side Sunshine Tomlin, with whom she apprenticed. Angela is dedicated to providing heart led care to the families she works with. She has full faith in the power of the human body and spirit and loves supporting physiologic, undisturbed birth. In addition to tending babies and parents, Angela is an avid nature lover, is passionate about the healing arts, loves to travel, adores her family and friends and is working to create a world where we honor all life on the planet.

Contact Angela at

(831) 234-2314


Benefits of Homebirth

  • Maximum control over your body and birth experience
  • The comfort of your own home aids in relaxation and enjoyment
  • The freedom to give birth anywhere in any position
  • Mother and child are never separated, thereby strengthening their initial bond and encouraging breastfeeding
  • Fathers are welcome to catch their babies and to be as involved in the birthing process as they desire
  • Siblings and loved ones are always welcome
  • Your home is clean (Homes don’t have the volumes of germs, sick people, and blood and body fluids that the hospitals do; therefore the risk of infection is greatly reduced.)
  • 1 in 3 hospital births end in C-Section, with some area hospitals higher than 30%
  • Your options are based on what is best for you and your baby, rather than hospital schedules and regulations