Meet the Team

Rebecca Holmstead, BSM CPM LM

Rebecca became interested in birth work when her mother-in-law shared the beauty and sacredness of her five home births. She is married to her husband Joseph and they  are home-grown Idaho potatoes. They met and fell in love as teenagers and have been best friends ever since. She is a graduate of Midwives College of Utah with a Bachelor of Science in Midwifery, holds the Certified Professional Midwife title given by the North American Registry of Midwives and holds an active license to practice midwifery in Idaho. .

“Our bodies have the beautiful gift and ability to grow, deliver, and nurture a baby. I strongly believe in midwifery because it highlights a mutually trusting, safe, and respectful relationship between provider and client. It is very rewarding connecting and getting to know each unique family.”

Rebecca is passionate about helping first time moms achieve their ideal birth. She loves seeing their excitement as they learn all the new things about their pregnancy and birth. She is a skilled midwife with a compassionate heart and soul.

Alyse Powell, BSM cPM LM

Alyse first became interested in birth work when the birth of her first child took some unexpected turns. She first became a doula, but she wanted to do more!

She began her midwifery journey in 2017 and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Midwifery from the Midwives College of Utah in 2023. Additionally, Alyse holds the Certified Professional Midwife title given by the North American Registry of Midwives and holds a current license to practice midwifery in Idaho. During her training, she assisted in a wide variety of settings, including supporting twins and breech birth at home. She loves using herbs to support her clients.

In her spare time, is often found exploring with her children and husband outdoors. 

Grace O'Neill

Grace has always been passionate about creating a welcoming space for people to feel cared for and comforted. Her love from birthwork stems from her desire to provide a sense of home for pregnant women and their families. Grace is currently attending Midwives College of Utah to build on top of her midwifery knowledge and skill set. She strives to create an individualized experience where each client and their family can receive holistic care that best suits their needs. 


“Birth is truly a fascinating and sacred space. It is astonishing to see how love can deeply empower a woman’s strength she never knew she was capable of. I passionately believe in providing a sense of care in an environment where you can feel safe and in control. It is truly an honor and gift to be able to experience each family’s intimate birth.”


Outside of birth, Grace loves to do Pilates, read books while sipping on coffee, learn new cooking recipes, and traveling with her boyfriend.

Annsley-Rae Guillen

Annsley-Rae comes from the wild west of Reno, Nevada. At just 14 years old she knew she wanted to a part of the magic of birth after witnessing her  cousin be born. Later she was blessed to travel to Ghana, Africa where she served as a doula in the midwife community. While serving in Africa, Annsley-Rae fell in love with midwifery and set out to find a place to call home and grant all her midwife dreams. Nampa Midwifery and the beautiful state of Idaho have done just that. Currently she is attending Mercy in Action College of Midwifery.

“Birth is one of those things that amazes me more and more every time I am apart of it. I believe a woman knows her body best. The midwife can be a grounding and guiding light illuminating the pathway for a mom to roar her baby into this world. It is an honor to be a part of sacred life changing moments for each and every family that walks through these doors.”

In the midst of all things birth, Annsley-Rae loves to cook, do yoga and take in Idaho’s beautiful landscape.

Why Home Birth?

“You might choose a planned home birth for many reasons, including: A desire to give birth without medical intervention, such as pain medication, labor augmentation, labor induction or fetal heart rate monitoring. A desire to give birth in a comfortable, familiar place surrounded by family.” (Mayo Clinic, May 2020)

Home birth offers a more personalized experience for families. Families often create a relationship with their midwife that lasts years. Labor and birth are a sacred and special experience and your midwife will be there to support you. With home birth families have the freedom to control the environment (no limiting food or water intake!). Home birth is quickly becoming a choice more and more families are choosing. 


I received all the important information I needed and never felt rushed in any appointments so I could always ask all the questions I had. The women at the midwife center were so supportive and always made me feel so strong and capable. -Emily C. 


They were flexible and respectful from the beginning about what I wanted and helped me create the pregnancy and delivery I desired! I appreciate all of the midwives, and the assistants that were a part of my experience! -Jenna J.

Birth Center, Birth Suites Photos