Cynthia is an amazing midwife.  Throughout our journey of prenatal, labor/delivery, and postpartum care — she was organized and informed, intuitive and attentive, compassionate yet firm — at all of the appropriate times.  Both of the friends I had invited to be on my homebirth team (one of whom was a midwife-in-training at the time) commented on how effectively and authentically Cynthia facilitated our pre-birth meeting.  They felt inspired to be a part of this collaborative support team & were able to seamlessly fold into their roles under Cynthia’s guidance.

During my labor, Cynthia gave my husband and me the exact right amount of personal space — stepping in only when I needed her encouragement, and remaining present and close when I was reliant on her support.  I particularly remember during my transition stage when I felt that sensation of “I can’t make it” — her focused blue eyes, and kind but determined words immediately set me back on track.

Cynthia has a rare combination of experience and skills — the rigorous medical training, the years (decades?) of catching babies in various settings, an ever-present sense of empathy, and an obviously well-honed ability to communicate compassionately and efficiently.

I feel extremely lucky to have found Cynthia, and to have had her support and care in bringing my son into the world


As I began my search for a midwife to help with our second home birth I had a general idea of what I was looking for. Cynthia far exceeded my expectations as I found a bright, compassionate and very informed leader in the field. She always brought a calm and nurturing energy with her in each of the home visits and consistently offered options and insight into any complications that arose through my pregnancy. My actual labor journey was a day of peace and empowerment as Cynthia took on a role of watchful guide and supportive witness. 


I feel incredibly fortunate to have found Cynthia for my second home birth. I've never met anyone who is so all-loving, giving, gentle, kind, intelligent and strong. I literally am in awe of her and hold her in the highest regard. During the prenatal care she was present, genuinely caring, and never rushed, quite the opposite of hospital care. During birth she was strong, calm, and loving, and I birthed a beautiful baby boy (no tears!) under her care. I cannot recommend her enough- she is an angel on earth.


"While pregnant with my daughter I was approaching 40, going through divorce and relocation - a rough emotional time - in addition to all the physical changes of pregnancy. Cynthia heard about me from a friend and came out of retirement in order to care for me. With each prenatal visit she was able to be supportive and loving to me and my needs, much as a friend would be. She touched me with her soul and Daisy and I had a perfect labor and birthing experience with assistance from Cynthia in a safe and loving environment. I am so grateful for Cynthia’s midwifery skill and empathic nature."


"I felt safe, held and nurtured under Cynthia’s midwifery care. She is informative and smart. She kept a close eye on me and my baby under her care. The supportive environment combined with solid midwifery knowledge and wisdom allowed me to surrender to the birthing process. Thank you Cynthia!"


"Cynthia Banks is one of the most extraordinary midwives I have had the pleasure and honor of working with. She is highly intuitive, a truly brilliant and wise practitioner, and at the same time deeply kind and down to earth. I recommend her without reservation." 

Yeshi Neumann, CNM, MPH, MA, IBCLC

"We benefitted greatly from Cynthia's strong and knowledgeable presence. Her acceptance of movement, AquaDoula and sound helped me go through that rite of passage, which led me to have another child, teach pre and postnatal yoga, and be a birth consultant. Her expert stitching helped the healing process. Thanks again."


"I came to Cynthia late in my pregnancy seeking to have a home birth but feeling a bit nervous about the idea. Cynthia embodies a rare blend of skill, compassion, and gentleness that immediately instills confidence, and she brings the perfect balance of spiritual and practical to the birthing experience. She fully addressed each of my fears by providing me the necessary information to make informed choices while providing non-judgmental support of every choice I made along the way.  I trusted her fully, and I felt incredibly safe and well-cared for during my birth as well as during prenatal and postnatal visits.  Cynthia is a rare gem; I am so happy that she was the first person to welcome my daughter into the world!   My only regret is that I didn't get to work with Cynthia earlier in my pregnancy."


"Even though we are totally sleep deprived, Eric and I are still glowing after our rich and glorious birth experience bringing Zaen into the world. Cynthia's role in that was meaningful and unforgettable, and we hold her in high regard as both a medical professional and wonderful human. I especially found myself often marveling at her ability to walk the delicate line between maintaining gentleness and "telling it like it is." I felt nurtured by her in a way that felt respectful, tender, empowering, and that engendered trust. The luxury of prenatal care in the comfort of our own home was great for all of us. We are truly eternally grateful for her integral role in this magical and intense moment in our lives."


"I'd echo Nelle's heartfelt sentiments and add, as a Dad, that Cynthia's caring demeanor and professionalism were amazing and reassuring! Thanks!!!"