Meet the Midwives

Renee Sicignano, LM, CPM, IBCLC

Licensed Midwife, Certified Professional Midwife, and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Renee has served the Santa Clarita and Antelope Valley communities since 1999, and founded the first free-standing birth center in the area in 2010. Over the better part of the past decade, Renee has cultivated a community that supports growing families with love, information, and options beyond the hospital.

Renee’s warm, straight-forward nature and her extensive experience in midwifery and lactation instantly puts clients at ease. In her, you’ll find a midwife who deeply believes in your ability to make the best decisions for you and your family. Having attended more than 1,000 births since opening her practice, you’re in experienced hands when you birth with Renee. She is committed to evidence-based midwifery, and provides the research and information you need to choose the best path for you and your baby. Renee supports more than just the physical aspects of your pregnancy and birth, offering guidance, connection, and humor at each appointment. Her journey began when she herself became a mother- the knowledge she acquired throughout the process, coupled with her heart’s passion for helping women embrace their innate ability to give birth naturally- guided her to serve.

Sara Howard, Midwife

Sara Howard, LM, CPM

Licensed Midwife, Certified Professional Midwife, and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.  Sara graduated from the National College of Midwifery in 2013 and completed UC San Diego’s lactation consultant program. Sara has a background in healthcare advocacy, and worked for nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles for ten years before becoming a midwife.

Sara is passionate about being part of a healthcare movement that supports families equally and offers respect and compassionate care for all people. Sara has found that her greatest tools in life are a good sense of humor, what she has learned as a sister, partner, daughter, and mother, and a deep reverence for what is out of our hands. She is always in awe of pregnancy and birth (it never gets old!), and is fulfilled daily by helping families navigate through growth and change.

Sara lives in Pasadena with her wife and twins (a boy and a girl!), and proudly hails from the south side of Chicago. She is an avid Willie Nelson fan, and is thrilled to be part of families’ road to parenthood. 


Angie Morgenstern, Business Manager

Angie Morgenstern

Angie is our Business Manager and oversees birth center operations and business development.  Prior to starting a family, Angie was the master scheduler and a project manager at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  Most recently she worked for the Women’s and Infants’ Center at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue, WA.  When she's not at the birth center, Angie can be found in the hills around SCV on her mountain bike.