Our Midwife

About This Midwife and The Practice


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 womxn, 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) and 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.  

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The Practice

Visits take place in either North Park or Carlsbad, depending on your preference.  Visits are 45-90 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.

2nd Midwife : Elmira 

Elmira Farnoosh is an Iranian- trained midwife, working in midwifery since 2000.  Her passion is helping families to have safe gentle births.  She truly believes a woman’s body knows the natural way of birth.  "Love your birth because birth is all about your strength.”

She earned her degree at the Qazvin University of Medical Sciences and then started practicing as a Midwife at the Bahonar Hospital and the North Teran Health Center.  She’s a Board Certified Licensed Midwife in Iran and is awaiting Licensure in California.  In April 2022, Elmira passed her national Midwifery Board Exam and became a Certified Professional Midwife in the U.S.  

Elmira is spunky and outrageous, and has the skills of a midwife of 22 years.  We are lucky to have her on our team. 


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 info.seemidwives.com.

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How Many Midwives will come to my birth? 

As a solo midwife practice, I will attend your birth.  It is very reassuring to families to know that I 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.

I will invite Elmira 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 me some rest while i nap 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. 

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