About Celesta

A Celebration of Birth & Life

A Homebirth Midwifery Practice in San Diego, California owned by Celesta Rannisi LM, CPM, LCS. 

As one of our community’s most seasoned midwives, Celesta brings a wealth of knowledge to the women she serves.

Celesta has been providing midwifery services and has attended women with home births and newborns since 1987. She has attended countless home births and helped hundreds of women through their childbearing and menopausal years using natural and healthy techniques geared to each woman’s individual needs. She has worked tirelessly to promote the midwifery model of care in her state and around the world traveling to Mexico, Singapore, Fiji, Germany, Greece, and even to Africa, where she helped the "Sally Project" to open a family health care center in Uganda. She has had her own “Voice America” radio talk show sponsored by California Association of Midwives called “Celesta Rannisi’s Timely Topics in Childbirth” that aired for a year and can be heard here in her radio show archives. Her articles have been published in the international magazine, "Midwifery Today" and she has spoken at midwifery conferences and workshops in the US and abroad.

Her approach is down to earth and holistically based. She believes that birth is not an illness; that breastfeeding is the best food for protecting the health of children and protecting the hormonal balance of new mamas; and that pre-menopausal/menopausal women are not meant to be dependent on hormones.  Celesta’s supportive, nourishing and naturally homey environment provides an inviting space for learning holistic and organic living. Children are always welcome and enjoy playing at her mini farm. 

Please contact us to set up a time to visit our unique home office.

Celesta Rannisi
Celesta Rannisi LM, CPM, LCS
Licensed Midwife
Certified Professional Midwife
Lactation Consultant/Specialist