About Nurture Birth Cooperative

Nurture Birth Cooperative is a 501 (C )(3) non-profit organization on a mission to support families through their birth journeys and beyond. We provide funding and fee assistance for families who want more control over their birth stories and who need assistance from prenatal specialists, midwives, birth centers, postpartum specialists and more.

“We strive to change the world by being a beacon of compassion for every family we are blessed to serve.”

Nurture Birth Cooperative

About Our Nonprofit

Nurture Birth Cooperative was established in 2021 with the purpose of providing more choice and support to birthing families. We recognize the need for funding and fee assistance for families who want to experience an out-of-hospital birth, individualized postpartum support, and prenatal and postpartum adjunct services to aid in their birth journey. The conventional birth model (in-hospital birth, limited postpartum support) doesn’t work for every family. For the families who need more control, choice, or support during their birth journeys, Nurture Birth Cooperative is here to offer you the support you need.

Our Promise To You


Nurture Birth Cooperative strives to make a natural, holistic birth experience accessible for all and overcome the financial barriers that can stand in a family’s way of having the birth and postpartum experience they desire.


Nurture Birth Cooperative is respectful of each family’s unique individual story and we strive to be a beacon of compassion for every family we have the privilege of being able to serve.


Nurture Birth Cooperative believes in nurturing families through the birth experience and beyond, whether that’s support during birth of compassionate care after birth or loss.

Meet Our Board

Caitlin Gillings

Caitlin Gillings

Caitlin is a mom of three kids, one of whom she delivered at the California Birth Center in March of 2021. After two hospital births she began looking for other options that better fit her birth plan and found exactly what she was looking for after touring the center. She is passionate about helping other moms know their options and achieve the birth they want to have. Although she has a BA in photography, she plans to pursue nutrition and fitness certifications in the future with specialties in prenatal and postpartum care. Caitlin will be entering her second term on the board in 2024.

Hannah Flammang

Dr. Hannah Flammang

Hannah is a local prenatal, postpartum, and pediatric chiropractor at Crafted Health, an office that her and her husband own in Rocklin. She works with women and families to support them through pregnancy, help them reach labor and delivery goals, recover postpartum, and address pediatric feeding difficulties, such as oral/tongue ties, body tension, and developmental delays. Outside of the office you can find her gardening with her husband, hanging with her horses and chickens, or curled up on the couch reading a great book. Hannah has a passion for supporting local families and is thrilled to be a part of Nurture Birth Cooperative!

Elise Planty

Elise Planty, LM, CPM

Elise Planty is a Licensed Midwife who is currently a part of the California Birth Center team. Her journey to midwifery began after birthing her first baby girl at home in 2010. Elise took the slow route to licensure while also building a family of her own. Between 2010 and 2022, Elise had two more babies, became a doula, a skilled Childbirth Education provider, and eventually enrolled in National Midwifery Institute. She became Licensed by the California Medical Board in July of 2022. Before Elise even knew what a Midwife was, she got her Bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Sonoma State University (2005). She took her language skills to Costa Rica where she added a Massage Therapy Certification to her bag of skills (2007). Between teaching High School Spanish and translating in Community Health Centers, Elise has been involved in several aspects of community over the years. Supporting a diverse background of people is something that feels integral to her happiness. She loves serving in community roles that build access and transparency to aspects of life that are foundational to human health and joy. She is excited to support an organization that aims to provide exactly these things!