Our past clients include doctors, nurses, chiropractors, dancers, yoga teachers, acupuncturists, lawyers, teachers, scientists, home makers, artists, bankers, musicians, hair stylists, researchers, celebrities, film makers, producers, psychologists, writers, doulas, and midwives...
"Christian is so loving and a very competent midwife. We adored her when we first interviewed her. She was a great calming force when other medical professionals were freaking out about my advanced maternal age. Her ease of doing her job really made me feel comfortable with handling one of the most important moments of my life. My son's birth was great and I am so happy to have had her guidance and gentle care while birthing him at home. He had a bit of a situation at birth and she successfully handled rapidly and calmly and he was fine. Christian has delivered with the Amish, created many magical herbal remedies, and always had many warm hugs to pass out which is why we adore and love her so. #proudpatient."
- Glady F.
"Christian Toscano was our midwife for our first baby. She exudes confidence through her knowledge of pregnancy and birth! We began our care with an OB and decided after extensive reading and research that we wanted to be with someone who understood physiologic birth and only used interventions when necessary. She provided all the lab work in the comfort of our home while still being extremely professional and aware of sterility. She is an incredibly warm individual which made us both feel relaxed and in good hands. She did a great job at involving me in the preparation and process of my wife's birth so that I felt included in the process. My wife's labor was no easy task. She had very bad nausea and vomiting throughout to the point that Christian was giving her IV's and homemade hydration solution. This allowed my wife the strength to continue her labor. She was incredibly attentive to my wife's needs and believed in her when she really needed it. When our baby was crowing, Christian offered gentle guidance for my wife so that she could breathe our baby out without tearing. Her and the assistant midwife both stayed for 4 hours after the birth, checking on my wife and baby's transition. Afterwards the assistant midwife cooked eggs for all of us, which we ate while we got to know our daughter! The following days were also incredible. Christian came to our home the following day after the birth to give incredible breastfeeding support and check our baby. She also checked in with my wife and me and gave us tips on how to ease the transition of new parenthood, especially normalizing what we could expect in the upcoming weeks, which was extremely helpful to us as first time parents! She gave me and my wife unlimited phone support and visited us again a lot after the birth. We did ask to see her once between the scheduled visits to calm some concerns we had, which she did without hesitation. Her availability and support to answer our questions was far superior than anything we would have received in the hospital system. It was such a joyous birth of our daughter! We couldn't have done it without her and anyone is lucky to have her as their midwife. We will definitely be calling her for our second (;"
- Ryan H.
" I so very much appreciated having you present for the birth of my child. You were excellent in your ability to listen and reflect when I was feeling and needing to hear. I enjoyed your gentle spirit and found you to be helpful in your knowledge of natural medicine. Should I have any more babies, I now know that I only want trusted women whom I know and feel comfortable with at the birth. I am so glad that I chose to bith my daughter at home. She is a treaure with the sweetest, most joyful personality. We are all enjoying her so very much. You are an outstanding midwife! Thank you for your commitment to mothers, babies and birth! The world needs more women like you!"
- Britt W.
"Looking back at the birth of our daughter we are very fortunate that Christian was there to share in our experience. From the very beginning Christian was extremely helpful and supportive in what we wanted out of our birth experience. We felt very at ease and comfortable around Christian. She was available to answer questions or concerns that would come up. At the birth of our daughter, Christian was absolutely amazing. She was very calm, confident and took charge during this somewhat stressful time. After laboring at home, she came over and immediately started helping me through some extremely painful back labor by offering different positions that somehow helped ease the pain. This also allowed my husband to have a quick rest, shower and to get everything ready to go to the birth center.
When we arrived at the birth center, we found out I was extremely close to giving birth. She did a great job working with the midwives, helping my husband and making sure I was taken care of by getting me water, feeding me and holding my hand as I pushed. While she was doing all of these things she took some amazing birth photos, that I absolutely love. She stayed with us for a while after the birth to help with breastfeeding, birth recovery and to make sure my husband and I were doing well. Our birth experience was exactly what we dreamed of and it wouldn't have been the same if Christian hadn't been there."
- Sarah B.
"I loved having Christian as my midwife. I feel so lucky to have been under her care for my pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. She is extremely knowledgeable, experienced, and professional. She listens (unlike any doctor or midwife I'd had in my previous hospital births), and is incredibly supportive, wise, and kind. I enjoyed every appointment with her, and felt always respected and heard. I will forever remember the feeling of relief and strength and warmth I felt when she walked through the door as I was in labor, like a badass angel. I was so happy to see her. I remember looking into her eyes as I pushed my baby out and her nodding, telling me everything I needed to know with just her eyes- that I could do this, that I was made to do this. My home birth was truly the greatest day of my life because of Christian. And subsequently my recovery was so
much easier than my previous births because of Christian. I simply can not recommend her highly enough."
- Eileen T.
"We would not have opted to have a home birth without knowing that Christian could be a part of it. She is not only compassionate and genuine, she is also reliable and extremely capable. Christian is informative, knowledgeable and quick to respond to any questions or concerns. She's also a talented herbalist and has all sorts of amazing prenatal and postnatal products to offer that she makes herself. She always came to visit with a smile and you can tell she truly loves what she does. She is a true gem of the Los Angeles midwifery community and soon she'll be so booked you won't be able to hire her. We completely trusted her with the delivery of our baby, and she has been an irreplaceable support throughout."
- June O.
"Christian was my midwife for my prenatal, birth and postpartum care for my home birth. She is very informative, sensitive, encouraging and passionate about what she does. She was an integral part of my birth team. Midwifery care is really one of a kind care, that really gets to know you as a person, and Christian was more than I could ask for!! She made me feel confident and secure in my decisions. I couldn't have asked for a better midwife for my care. Thank you for being an amazing midwife and helping women, families and babies out!!!"
- Stephanie S.
"My wife and I were a little hesitant to have a home birth at first, but after meeting with Christian we felt instantly comforted about the whole idea and soon got very excited about how special and amazing an experience it could be. In the end we could not have been happier about the decision and the birth was every bit as beautiful as we could have hoped (although nothing like we expected!).
Christian is relaxed yet responsive; friendly yet serious. During the labor she was there whenever we needed her, but otherwise we hardly noticed her presence. She encouraged me to be as involved in the labor as I felt comfortable, and I actually ended up catching our baby boy as he came out!
Her extensive knowledge-base and practice as an herbalist was a huge added bonus as there was always a naturopathic cure for any small health issue that came up as well as lots of pre and post natal products available to us, all effective and beautifully packaged.
I can speak for our whole family when I say that we cannot recommend her as a home birth midwife high enough. It felt like we had a close friend helping us every step of the way."
- Jeremy J.
"I am so happy and grateful you were at my birth! Christian is a very caring, attentive and present person. I felt very supported, not only emotionally but also spiritually, which was very important to me. I really wanted to have strong women around me when I gave birth. Thank you for being there and helping Fiona into the world. It's been a great 9 months together!"
- Ditteke E.
"You have the heart and soul of a midwife. You have softness combined with intelligence and are quick-thinking. Your instincts are perfect. You have a respect for both birth and the women who's paths cross yours that is essential for this work. You are not arrogant! You are kind and humble and considerate and loving. You are intuitive. You have more integrity in one hand than many people have in their whole beings. It was a pleasure to have you with me for the time we were together. The women loved you. The babies trusted your touch as well. You have such a lovely way about you - and you strive for excellence. I am impressed with how you went about finding mentors and making sure that you got a well-rounded view and varied experience with which to spring into midwifery. You are well rounded in other areas tangential to midwifery as well, you are an eager learner. I send you gentle hugs as you venture forward in this unpredictable, full-of-responsibility, crazy midwifery world in which we live and feel truly privileged to have been one of your teachers along the way. You taught me a few things in the process, too, for which I am very grateful. I carry you in my heart always.
- Nancy Wainer, CPM