Our Mission

To treat our clients with respect, dignity and compassion from pregnancy through birth, by providing superior midwifery services, enabling the expecting Mother to take excellent care of herself and her baby, a true gift from God.

Our Approach

Tender Touch Midwifery follows The Midwifery Model of Care

The Midwifery Model of Care is based on the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life events. The Midwifery Model of Care includes: monitoring the physical, psychological, and social well-being of the mother throughout the childbearing cycle; providing the mother with individualized education, counseling, and prenatal care, continuous hands-on assistance during labor and delivery, and postpartum support; minimizing technological interventions; and identifying and referring women who require obstetrical attention.

The application of this woman-centered model has been proven to reduce the incidence of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean section.

Tender Touch Midwifery offers complete, comprehensive services including prenatal care, home birth and water birth, postpartum care, lactation support and well woman gynecological care to families in Orange County, California and surrounding areas.

Sherill Sedillo is a Licensed Midwife and has attended over 220 births both here and in Africa.

Core Services Include:

  • Complete Prenatal Care
  • Home Birth
  • Water Birth
  • Postpartum Care
  • Newborn Care
  • Well Woman Care

You can schedule an individual prenatal appointment to get a true sense of what its like to be in Sherill’s care. Each prenatal appointment is an hour long and covers nutrition, stress management, and prenatal psychology in order to support mothers to be and their growing baby. Sherill is committed to provide you with complete comprehensive care in order for you to have the healthiest and most well rounded pregnancy experience possible. Each prenatal is thorough and all of your questions and concerns are all personally addressed. All costs associated will be applied to your package if you decide to sign up to be in her care.

An individual interview to meet with Sherill is free of charge. Contact Sherill to schedule your first meeting.

 

Will my insurance cover a home birth?

Most PPO Insurance plans will reimburse for a home birth at out-of-network rates. Payment against insurance payment is due in full by 37 weeks of pregnancy. A super-bill will be prepared and submitted for you to your insurance company after the birth.

Payment plans are available for cash-pay clients.

What to Expect from Tender Touch

  • Full Prenatal Care
  • Referrals for ultrasound, genetic testing
  • Referrals for childbirth preparation classes
  • 24/7 On Call availability throughout pregnancy and the first 3 months after the baby's birth.
  • Attendance at your labor with 2 skilled assistants.
  • The option of labor and birth in water
  • Immediate postpartum care after the birth, including a newborn exam and breastfeeding assistance
  • 3 follow up visits within the first 2 weeks, including a check up 24 hours after your baby's birth.
  • A six week check up for you and the baby