Birthing from within CALIFORNIA find your local practitioners here

Photo of Maeve Sundstrom ★

Maeve Sundstrom ★

Certified Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator Redwood Midwifery
Service Area Offering individual and group midwifery care for planned home birth and private and group childbirth preparation classes in the SF Bay Area. REDWOOD CITY CA Work Phone: (650) 313-5530 Website:


I am a California Licensed Midwife and a co-developer of Village Care (TM), a re-envisioning of group midwifery care, childbirth preparation and parenting initiation which honors and builds upon the power of community throughout the childbearing year and beyond. Birthing From Within is a part of everything I do, from caring for birthing families to parenting my daughter to connecting to my own growth and joy as a human being. I especially love the poetic nature of art, storytelling and visualization as tools for learning and inspiration. These multidimensional, experiential practices connect us simultaneously to our shared humanity and to our unique individual wisdom. I delight in the marriage of practical teaching about pregnancy, birth, babies and parenting with colorful, embodied experiential learning.
During the process of becoming a midwife, I practiced as a birth doula, occasional postpartum doula, and BFW mentor. I was also a Certified Massage Therapist and Certified CranioSacral Therapist for 13 years before transitioning full time into birth work. I was an instructor in the professional training program at The McKinnon Institute of Massage, eventually specializing in teaching prenatal and infant massage for professionals as well as couples massage for the general community.
I have a small home birth practice on the SF Bay Area Peninsula/Silicon Valley area. Most of my teaching is currently focused on my Village Care (TM) clients, but I am available for group and private classes for others as well.