The SCV Birth Center

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Simple Family Health is located inside the SCV Birth Center and we are happy to provide information about the healthy choices they provide for pregnancy and women's health.

Located in the heart of the Santa Clarita Valley, is the only nationally accredited CABC birth center in the SCV, Antelope, and San Fernando Valley. All of our California Medical Board licensed midwives provide personalized maternity and well-woman care including natural childbirth, home birth, and waterbirth options. Established in 2010, the SCV Birth Center honors a woman’s natural ability to birth her baby while ensuring her safety through extensive evidence-based training and skill.

Maternity Care With Our Midwives

Caring for you during this exceptional time in your life is our passion. As experts in normal pregnancy and birth, we monitor the physical well being of you and your baby while also addressing the important psychological and emotional components of becoming a parent. The care you receive during your pregnancy and in the weeks following your birth is tailored to the unique needs and circumstances of you and your family.

Statistically, the safest place for a low-risk woman to give birth is outside the hospital with a skilled and licensed midwife. The SCV Birth Center midwives provide maternity and well-woman care for low-risk women, and offer births in our nationally accredited birth center or in the comfort of your home.

Who you will meet in the SCV Birth Center:

Renee Sicignano


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.

Angie Morgenstern

Business Manager

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.


Dr. Kelly Herta

Providing Enthusiastic Chiropractic Care

Dr. Kelly Herta has devoted her life to helping those in the Santa Clarita area seeking to improve their health and wellness. Whether you are suffering from a specific ailment or the years are simply taking their toll, Dr. Herta takes a thorough approach to diagnosis and treatment. Instead of treating symptoms, she seeks underlying causes and addresses chronic pain and discomfort at the source. Using her years of training, our Santa Clarita chiropractor can identify the root of the problem and formulate a treatment plan that addresses the individual’s needs.

By using state-of-the-art techniques, Dr. Herta is able to provide spinal correction and adjustments to address a wide variety of complaints. In fact, as chiropractic care continues to be studied, we are able to perfect techniques that are safer and more effective than ever. Fortunately, Dr. Herta is highly trained in these techniques to help relieve back, neck, and head pain, and help patients live a fuller, pain-free life.