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Our Midwife Team

About This Midwife Practice

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Phyllis "Kayti" Buehler, LM 

Kayti (she/ her) specializes in intuitive, almost-coaching style care, paying attention to what it is YOU need to make body mind spirit optimum for birth and beyond.

Nurturing Care

With every woman, birth giver, partner, father, baby, grandparent or teen we serve, we feel empowerment and connection with what extraordinary care creates for people.   The experience of birth is intense and overwhelming, but also very very awesome, and we are ever-grateful to be there through the power of midwifery care to nurture and keep folks balanced throughout the process.  


This is a home birth midwifery practice of 1 Licensed Midwife, Phyllis "Kayti" Buehler, Licensed Midwife (California), Certified Professional Midwife (a national certification). I offer support to families before, during and after childbirth. My role is to help facilitate safe, positive and empowering birthing experiences by offering the information, emotional support and physical support needed during this time.  


Because of the training Midwives take in well-woman and hormonal health, and a passion to learn about it for our own bodies, Well-Woman / Well-Person visits are also a specialty.  Gentle paps, informative hormonal consultations, and solutions for women's health are well within the scope of my care.  Teen Sexual Health Counseling is particularly important and something all teens deserve to create safety in their bodies and their futures.  


Brielle Rainney, LM

My journey to midwifery when I was born at Best Start Birth Center in San Diego. As a child I remember watching ‘A Baby Story’, and hearing my own mom say “If I’d had one more baby I would have just stayed at home!” So I was always taught to appreciate the gift of pregnancy and birth.


My favorite part of midwifery happens during the in-between. It’s the moments of quiet during prenatal visits where we talk about your pregnancy, remedies for what’s bothering you, reviewing labs, ultrasounds, discussing how we can make all of your hopes and wishes come true. It's sitting beside the tub adorning you with gentle words of strength, as you labor your baby down. It’s in-between those moments where I get to watch your journey, and it feels like a gift to walk beside you and your family during such a sacred time of life. Getting to be with families as a midwife while I have my own small children is deeply fulfilling and special.

Amy Love Osgood, Student Midwife

I had the unique opportunity to grow up with a mother who told me openly and often about the joys of childbearing. This impacted me greatly, and taught me a level of faith that left no room for fear. What a gift! While I was researching my own options before becoming pregnant, I fell in love with all things pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding. When my son was born on December 25, 2004, a mother was also born, and she was far more empowered and confident than I could have imagined. The birth of my second son 3 years later confirmed for me that I had found my life’s purpose and passion.

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I loved the midwifery model of care, which taught me how to advocate and make decisions on behalf of myself and my family. This is how I realized the amazing opportunity birth workers have in helping lay and strengthen the foundation on which families are built.  Although I became a cheerleader to all my friends entering motherhood from that time forward, I waited 13 years to begin my formal training as a birth doula because I wanted to be home with my 2 boys in the early years. Supporting San Diego families in this way has been incredibly fulfilling these past 5 years. Now, as my children near adulthood and my duties as a mother shift, I see myself born into a new phase of life, with greater responsibility and wider influence. Midwifery is that natural next step, and I chose Mercy in Action College of Midwifery because of their high standards for competency and compassion, and their focus on global citizenry and care. It is an honor to come up under Kayti’s teaching, wisdom, experience, energy, and kindness. My desire is to gain her insights and support her as she pours her passion into local families. Let’s Birth Local together!

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The Practice

Visits take place in either Mission Valley or Carlsbad, depending on your preference.  Visits are 45 - 75 minutes long and cover whatever is most important.  Nutrition, upcoming labs and ultrasounds, how to involve your partner in your birth, your children... whatever will contribute to you emotionally, physically and to your health as a pregnant person.

We offer all standard lab and ultrasound testing.  

Most of our client families never need to see an OB in their pregnancy, as we are licensed to provide complete maternity care to low-risk pregnant folks.

Kayti 's
Online Course:  
A Better Next Birth

Kayti has a new course!  Learning from each family's stories of a difficult birth and then a redemptive next birth, this course will support your journey to having a next birth you love. 

You, the birth giver and your partner are led through the intimate experiences of your previous birth and learn how to use those precious insights to create A Better Next Birth. 

A Better Next Birth

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About Community Midwives


Safety & Care

See Midwives is an excellent resource on all things related to home and birth center birth with independent midwives.  You can find videos, statistics, and lots of infomation at

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How Many Midwives will come to my birth? 

It is our plan that Kayti or Brielle will attend your birth.  It is very reassuring to families to know that we will be there for them.  Being able to trust your care providers because you have gotten to know who they are, and who they will be, is invaluable.  It allows your body to do the deeply sensitive and integrative work of "letting go" and having a baby.  The hormones of labor require your body and mind to feel safe.

We will invite a midwife assistant (usually another Licensed Midwife) to come to your 36 week home visit so you can meet her and hopefully become comfortable with her as well.  She will come to your birth when you are getting close to having your baby.  In the event of a long labor, she may come to give us some rest while one of us naps in your home.  In San Diego, every home and birth center birth is planned to be attended by at least 2 skilled providers, trained in Neonatal Resuscitation and ready to help in the event of birth urgencies or emergencies. 

For a great video on What Home Birth Midwives Bring To A Birth, Click Here.

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