Welcome to the Sierra Natural Birth Center! We are a state licensed Alternative Birthing Center located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas. Thanks for stopping by! We are so excited for your journey to parenthood. Please explore our site to get a feel for midwifery and alternative birth center care, if you have any questions…we’re just a quick email or phone call away! If you’d like to make an appointment please visit our contact page here.


Ellie & her beloved Team

Watercolor by Ellie’s daughter Noella Roselena Rainbow Baldonado.

The Sierra Natural Birth Center started as a dream in the heart of a home birth midwife. Ellen Jasmer spent decades traveling to Stanislaus, Calaveras, and Tuolumne Counties helping women deliver naturally and safely in their homes. As the years went on Ellie, as she is affectionately called by so many, began to feel limited in her reach. The families she served were spread out for miles between the valley and the foothills. It was impossible to accommodate everyone who desired her care and thus began the footwork that would see her dream into reality.

When the house next to the family home, in which she birthed her own two children, became available Ellie jumped at the opportunity. Her love for home birth and the belief that there is nothing quite like it, inspired her design and careful attention to detail in every room of this renovated space.

Under her watchful eye and only nine minutes from the hospital, the Sierra Natural Birth Center provides a safer option to those families living further away. Nestled in the golden hills of Sonora, California the Sierra Natural Birth Center offers all the comforts of home. Our spacious birthing suite was lovingly designed to be a safe and peaceful space for you and your family to welcome its newest member. Ellie and her team combine years of education and experience with loving care for each family they serve. At the Sierra Natural Birth Center we strive to provide you with all the information and guidance you need to have a safe and healthy birth experience. With open arms, Ellie welcomes all families saying, “Mi casa es su casa…Let my house be your house.”

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