La Matriz Birth

Tema Mercado, Midwife

Grounded Bilingual Homebirth Midwife Care for San Diego and Tijuana, Baja California Families

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Mission Valley , San Diego
3633 Camino Del Rio South, #206, San Diego CA. 92198
Tijuana Clinic


Tema Mercado offers hand-tailored midwifery care to people interested in a natural approach to their own journey, from preconception to delivery and beyond.

Currently providing accessible , culturally competent and  bilingual homebirth midwifery care to families in San Diego, California, with a birth center option in San Diego.

La Matriz Birth inspires families to regain their innate wisdom through nurturing, client centered midwifery care.

Why did you become a midwife?

“My work in midwifery is more than birthing babies and more about seeing the birth of powerful and rooted women.
Women growing into themselves, finding their voice and trusting their inner knowing.
I do this by providing them a safe place to ask questions and explored their emotional stirrings during our prenatal visits, birth and postpartum visits. I do this by not knowing for them, rather knowing and trusting that each one of my client has the capacity of self discovery.

Meet Tema Mercado, Midwife

Tema is a Xicana mother of six children, grandmother,  wife, and Licensed Midwife.

“I want every baby in this world to be received with reverence and I want each birth giver to know they are powerful. I want them both to go forth from birth feeling Sacred.”

Appointment Locations


Wild Harmony, Mission Valley San Diego
3633 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 206, San Diego Ca 92108.

I see clients by appointments only . Office hours vary by type of appointment.

Virtual appointments available by Zoom.
You may see my availability on my Scheduling Link

“Tema was my teacher, then my midwife turned doula, then my postpartum sealer, and an inspiration.

She remains a calm, informed, and experienced energy that helped empower me in all aspects of birthing. Tema brings out the best in you which is what we hope most for in birthing support. Only one can give birth, but the tribe will support you in the transformation to your best and strongest self – the one your baby needs more than anything else.”
~ Michelle M.