Tree of Life for Healthy Birthing and Parenting is a not-for-profit birth center that is staffed and operated by the midwives of MotherCraft Midwifery. The center is dedicated to providing a safe and satisfying birth experience for you and your family.

We offer comprehensive, holistic pregnancy, birth, and postpartum care with an emphasis on childbirth preparation, community building, nutrition education and breastfeeding support.

As midwives, mothers and citizens, we strive to foster a woman's trust in her own ability to birth, as well as her and her partner's instinctual ability to nurture and parent their child.

Our freestanding birth center is licensed by the state of California, as well as nationally accredited through the Commission for Accreditation of Birth Centers. Our cooperative of Certified Nurse-Midwives works under the title of MotherCraft, Inc. We are all staff members at Scripps Memorial Hospital in Encinitas where we work closely with the obstetrical program to provide our families with seamless continuity of care. 

We would love to provide you with more information and answers to your important questions. Please contact us at 760-230-6077 or email us at


Birth is an opportunity to transcend. To rise above what we are accustomed to, reach deeper inside ourselves than we are familiar with, and to see not only what we are truly made of, but the strength we can access in and through birth.”
– Marcie Macari