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Meet your team

Bente Kaiser

Co-founder & Physician (MD, board certified OBGYN)

Bente Kaiser is a board-certified OB/GYN. In 2010, she founded her private practice with the philosophy that each patient is an individual deserving a unique approach.In 2000, Bente earned her medical degree, graduating with honors from the Free University of Brussels in Belgium. She completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Bronx Lebanon Hospital and a two-year fellowship in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery at Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

In 2008, Bente and her family moved to Los Angeles, where she holds full privileges at Huntington Hospital and CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, where she served two terms as chair of the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Born in Norway of Dutch parents and partially raised in Germany, Bente speaks Spanish, Dutch, German, French, and Norwegian. She lives in South Pasadena with her husband and two children.

Sara Howard

Co-founder, Licensed Midwife & Lactation Consultant (LM, IBCLC)

Sara Howard is a Licensed Midwife (LM), Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) with a previous career in nonprofit and healthcare advocacy.

Sara was licensed as a midwife in 2013, and has worked in local private practices, hospitals, and birth centers. In 2017, she started her own practice, Horizon Midwifery, to provide home birth services, well-person care, preconception, and lactation support for people and families on the eastside of LA.

She proudly hails from the south side of Chicago and happily resides in Highland Park with her four kids (two sets of twins!) and cattle dog.

Jessica Diggs

Licensed Midwife (LM)

Jessica Diggs, LM, CPM, is a midwife and reproductive health educator. Her journey in birth work began in 2012 when she trained to be a birth doula. Over the years, she has supported hundreds of  LA families as a doula or childbirth educator. In 2019, she became a licensed midwife and started her solo practice specializing in holistic gynecological care, home birth, and conception support. 

Jessica has a skill and love for making childbirth and reproductive education digestible and accessible for all people. She shares those skills with several brands as an education advisor; creating or reviewing reproductive health content for their clientele. Jessica is passionate about bringing midwifery care to all spaces even if she can not be at every birth.

When she’s not talking birth and bodies, she loves hosting dinner parties, traveling the world to eat, and devouring a good book.