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Offering personalized care throughout pregnancy, birth and postpartum

Shelton Livingston, certified practicing midwife in the greater Sacramento area, filling a birth tub for a waterbirth.

Core Values

  • Individualized client-centered care

  • Commitment to safety and holistic wellbeing

  • Trust in the body's design for birth

  • Minimal intervention

  • Evidence-informed choice and client-centered decision-making

  • Continuing the traditional art of midwifery and natural childbirth

  • Empowering birth experiences

  • Building tools for parents throughout life

    Women should always be at the center of their birth experience, educated and empowered. That's why we practice and believe in The Midwives Model of Care.

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Our Community

Now serving the greater Sacramento area! Including Placer, Sacramento, Nevada, Yolo, Sutter and El Dorado Counties.


Our Services

Home birth
Montrice/Doula Services 

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Shelton Livingston Licensed Midwife Rising Tide Midwifery

My Story

I wish every woman would know how capable they are and how intelligent their bodies and babies are. We are designed for reproduction. 


When I was 16, I was invited to support my mom's best friend throughout her labor. When I saw how well she and her baby were treated, I knew this was my work. Several friends, family and my babysitting clients started asking me to attend their births. When I got pregnant at 19, I had already attended many births (home and hospital) and I knew exactly what I wanted. I had a lovely home birth with a midwife I adored. I took a couple of years to be with my baby as I studied for my doula certificate.  I Started working professionally as a Certified Doula in 2002. In 2003/4 I took midwifery assistant training with a local midwife in Carmel Valley. I went to traditional college at UCSC to earn my BA in Community Studies with an emphasis in Women's Health/Feminist Issues.   In 2009 I officially enrolled in midwifery school and now I am CA Licensed Midwife #537!

I would love to see all women access to the kind of care that is right for them. Women should be at the center of their birth team, empowered, supported and in charge. All the people in the birth room are working to support the mom and baby, Mothers should always know this.  It is a privilege to be in somebody's birthing space.  You are a part of their story. I love to see women keeping their birthing power and using it to their own benefit, educating themselves, making confident decisions about their health care and asking for help when they need it.  Its amazing to see mama's grow in this way.  You know this kind of training will extend into motherhood.  My favorite moments are witnessing a Mothers reach down to collect their baby's and bring them up to meet face to face. 

- Shelton Livingston LM, CPM, Doula