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
2835 Camino del Rio S. #210, San Diego CA 92108
Tijuana Clinic

Anjali Centro Bienestar
Calle Sacramento 4424, Jardines De San Carlos, Tijuana, B.C., México


How to Get Started with La Matriz Birth
Schedule a Free Consultation

I look forward to meeting you and discussing more about your interest in midwifery care!
I offer complimentary consultations to get to know one another, answers your questions, and discuss all the details of my Midwifery Care.

Consultations are held at my office located at
Wild Harmony, Mission Valley – 

3633 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 206, San Diego Ca 92108.

Wild harmony is centrally located in the heart of San Diego. I share this office space with two other local midwives.

I see clients by appointments only . Office hours vary by type of appointment. Click here to see my availability.

All appointments must be booked in advance.

Homebirth Midwifery Costs

Midwifery Retainer Fee: $5,000.00

This fee includes ALL of your prenatal visits, birth, and postpartum visits.

A $500 deposit is due at your first visit.
Minimum payments of $150 are paid at each prenatal visit and full balance must be paid by week 36 of pregnancy.

What to expect with Tema as your midwife

What I really love about Midwifery care is that I can take my time with each client. I spend at least 1-2 hours with each client at appointments. I only see two – three  clients per day so that I can fully focus and prepare for you.

Often times our appointments turn into counseling and team strategy sessions, but most of all bonding.

I offer home visits for prenatal care and we sometimes even do our visits at the beach. Our prenatal and postpartum appointments are designed just for you and your own unique needs. I want you to leave our appointments feeling confident and cared for.

Visits are conducted on Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s from 9am – 4pm. My off days and times are sacred to my well being as your midwife. Remember, I will leave any and all special occasions regardless of the day or time when your baby decides to come earth side! During these times you can expect to have a direct line of communication with me via secure messaging portal, text and phone. Your phone calls and messages will be returned promptly.

Medical Loan & Insurance Information

Medical Loan Option

United Medical Credit offers medical loan to help cover partial or full midwifery care costs. This allows you to make payments over a larger range of time. Application and approval time has a quick turn around so that you may start care within days. Click Here to Apply


I currently am not able to receive Medi-Cal for insurance payments. If you are interested in midwifery care or birth center’s that do receive Medi-Cal please see the links below.
UCSD Birth Center | Best Start Birth Center | Acorn Birth & Wellness Center

La Matriz Birth ~ Client Documents

In English
En Español

Informed Consent Doc

Financial Agreement Doc

Doc Consentimiento Informado

Doc Acuerdo Financiero

Electronic Health Care Records

Leaving a small carbon footprint is important to me, using electronic health care records is one small way we can collaborate in taking care of our precious earth Mother. All of your records, prenatal visits summary, contracts, agreements, appointments, messaging, and billing is conveniently handled through Client Care Practice virtual portal. When you decide to have me as your midwife I will send you an activation link to get started.

La Matriz Birth’s Ideal Clients

My clients invest in their birth the same way they might in purchasing a home, buying a car or planning a vacation. They understand that time and dedication is needed into preparing on all levels for their birth. They see value and cherish the way that they will welcome their child into this world.

I work with families that are making an informed decision in hiring a homebirth midwife, and that have a grounded willingness to fully give themselves to this transformative process.

My clients accept a natural birth from rooted place within themselves because they believe in their innate ability to birth. They are open to the many paths that their birth journey can take, and they understand that midwifery care can guide them through this process despite the twist and turns it may take.

What consistent feedback do you get from your past clients?

My clients always appreciate my unique and caring presence. They appreciate the different therapeutic therapies that I utilize. They say I am wise, encouraging, empowering yet calm.

My clients most enjoy our prenatal visits and all the education that is packed into our sessions.

“Tema is an amazing midwife who counseled me through the loss of my 4th pregnancy. She was able to give me medical, practical, and emotional help through the process of miscarrying my precious babe. I will be forever grateful for her warm and caring heart. She has a true passion for midwifery and for helping women. Thank you, Tema!” ~ Gabriela G.

Ready to begin?

Interested in having something different and special for your upcoming birth? Thinking about Home Birth?
Click the button below to schedule your free consultation with Tema.