Marea Goodman

Marea Goodman is a midwife who specializes in working with the LGBTQ+ community. She is also the co-author of the forthcoming book, Baby Making For Everybody: A Guide for LGBTQ+ and solo parents. She lives in Santa Cruz, CA with her wife and three children. Find Marea on Instagram at @restore_midwifery.

Fourth Trimester

5 important reasons to practice postpartum rest, according to a midwife

Know this: Treating the first 40 days after birth as sacred may help reduce postpartum depression.


Your guide to finding a birth provider who’s LGBTQ-friendly

I’m queer. How can I find the right provider to support me from preconception through pregnancy?

Getting Pregnant

Your guide to getting pregnant with IUI

Two midwives share everything you need to know about the fertility process.

Marriage & Partnerships

A primer on legal basics for forming LGBTQ families

Here's how to navigate potential challenges smoothly.


How do I find the right sperm donor?

Queer midwives Marea Goodman and Ray Rachlin walk through the pros and cons of choosing a sperm donor to start your family.


How to prepare for postpartum during a pandemic

8 totally doable steps you can take now to help set your mind at ease