The Midwives Childbirth Services

Paula Schnebelt  (707) 287-2822
1420 3rd Street, Suite #2, Napa, CA  94559
** Most insurance accepted. Flexible payment plans available. **

Napa Midwife Services
  • Homebirth
  • Waterbirth
  • Childbirth Education
  • Breastfeeding Support
  • Lab Work
  • Well-Woman Care
  • Waterbirth Tub Rental
  • Breast Pump Rental
  • Herbal Remedies
  • Infertility Support
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During our time together prenatally we will explore your thoughts and desires for your birth. Throughout your pregnancy and birth I will provide emotional support, physical comfort, and objective views that promote healthy choices. I offer the following pregnancy care services for you and your baby:

Prenatal visits

At each prenatal visit we:

  • Listen to the baby’s heartbeat,
  • Check your blood pressure and weight,
  • Perform a urinalysis,
  • Check the baby’s growth and position.

    You can discuss any issues or concerns with me. I am committed to providing you with the support and education you need to ensure a happy, healthy mother and a happy, healthy baby.

I offer prenatal visits:

  • Once a month until you’re around 28-30 weeks.
  • Biweekly until you're around 36 weeks.
  • Weekly from then on until delivery.

Lab tests

  • Complete prenatal profile
  • Urinalysis
  • Hemoglobin / Hematocrit
  • Strep-B
  • Blood sugar levels
  • Other lab tests as necessary

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Birth Attendance

  • I arrive at your home once labor has begun.
  • I support and encourage you through your labor, checking vitals and ensuring the health and wellbeing of you and your baby.
  • I tuck you and your baby in, and remain with you until you and your baby are stable.

Post-Partum visits waterbirth, Napa homebirth, Napa midwife

  • One at your home within 24-48 hours after birth
  • One at your home 3-5 days after birth.
  • One at 2 weeks and one at 6 weeks after birth (you come to me for these visits)

Breastfeeding support and newborn care instruction


Doula Services

You receive:

  • Two prenatal home visits
  • Telephone consultations
  • Attendance and monitoring of you and the baby during labor at home until you are ready to go to the hospital
  • Attendance with you to the hospital. I stay until after the baby is born and all is settled
  • Assistance with breastfeeding, if desired
  • One postpartum visit to your home

I am on call to attend your birth two weeks prior, and two weeks past your due date.

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Statistics from studies show that women who use professional doula services in the hospital have fewer difficulties.

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Women who use doulas have:

  • 50% fewer Cesarean Sections
  • 60% fewer epidurals
  • 40% less use of oxytocin
  • 25% decrease in length of labor


Gynecological Services

I provide gentle gynecological services, whether or not you are pregnant, for many of your gynecological needs, including:

  • Pap tests and Breast exams
  • Pelvic exams
  • Contraception advice
  • Pre- and Post-Menopausal assistance

Learn More About My Practice


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Paula Schnebelt

Paula is a California Licensed Midwife and a Certified Professional Midwife.

Paula is a member of the Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA), and the California Association of Midwives (CAM). 

Paula has five beautiful daughters and is married to a local carpenter.  Three of her children were born at home and the last was a waterbirth. 

Having experienced both hospital and home birth, Paula believes she is uniquely qualified to serve laboring women in the pursuit of their desired way to birth.

Paula desires to serve women who wish to exercise their right to choose and trust their bodies to birth without intervention.  Her goal is to aid women in discovering the beauty and fulfillment of birthing naturally, in the familiar comfort of their homes. She hopes to inspire women and their families through education, support and encouragement.

Birth is a time of divine beauty and  Paula loves assisting women with making informed choices for their pregnancy, labor and birth; and helping them to explore their options.

Paula says midwifery first called to her when she became pregnant with her second daughter and discovered the difficulty of finding a midwife who would support and attend her in having a homebirth.

The midwife she finally found after much searching suggested Paula apprentice so she could assist other women in her community who might also desire to explore homebirth as an option.

Paula says she was once asked what she liked best about her work. After reflecting for a few moments, she replied that it is that moment when baby and mom and dad meet for the first time.

The baby is born and placed upon the mother’s chest and she and Dad look into their baby’s eyes for the first time, and the baby is gazing back – seeing his mother and father for the first time. It is such a magical moment, and such an honor to witness.

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This is me with my husband Eric and my middle two girls, Laila and Sarah.



If you are interested in having a waterbirth at home, I rent Aqua Doula tubs for a reasonable price.Click here to learn more.

For women interested in using a breast pump after giving birth, I rent breast pumps on a monthly basis. Click here to learn more.


I also provide fertility services for women having difficulty becoming pregnant. Contact me for more details.


Contact me:

Paula Schnebelt
(707) 287-2822