Welcome to Sunrise Midwifery

Providing homebirth midwifery services in the Yakima Valley, Ellensburg, Prosser, and Tri-Cities since 2009. Homebirth with Licensed Midwives is safe, affordable, and client-centered. Financing through United Medical Care now available! Find out today if homebirth is right for you.

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If paying for midwifery care has been holding you back, look into financing options now available at UMC.  Check out more info on FAQ page.

Licensed Midwifery and Homebirth in Washington State

Midwives are  trained in the care of healthy women experiencing normal pregnancies.  We have experience managing many complications of childbirth and know when to refer moms and babies for medical care.

In Washington State, we are lucky to have had licensure available to midwives for over 30 years.  We are called Licensed Midwives (LM).   WA has a robust licensing process, starting with the initial training and testing requirements. The quality of our LMs is amazing and many states look to us for their midwifery legislation and regulation.  Learn more about our licensure process and the types of midwives in the US.

Homebirth is a safe, comfortable, individualized, and cost-effective way to birth your baby.  It merges the wisdom of women’s bodies and traditional remedies with evidence-based practice, attentive care, and medical referral when needed.  It is so much more than you think AND so much different than you have experienced.

Community and State Activities

MAWS Board of Directors

Kristin has been a member of MAWS since beginning practice and now is on the Board of Directors.  She is also the Member Services chair.  MAWS does significant work for the profession of midwifery in WA.

MAWS Board of Directors
Smooth Transitions

The Smooth Transitions project of the WA Perinatal Collaborative  is designed to educate hospital staff about LM training and scope of practice with the goal of improving transports from home to hospital during birth.

Smooth Transitions
Legislation and Midwifery in WA

Every year we work with state legislators on important bills and issues surrounding midwifery and maternity care. In 2015 we helped pass a mechanism for increasing the number of practicing LMs and updating our standards of care and continuing education.  Find more information here.

Legislation and Midwifery in WA
Voices of Hope Africa

Voices of Hope is a non-profit organization that provides education to vulnerable young Masaai girls who are at risk of female genital mutilation and forced marriage.

Voices of Hope Africa
Now hiring a new midwife!

Are you a new graduate or Washington LM looking to work in an established practice, get paid a living wage, AND have time off?  Contact Kristin today!

Now hiring a new midwife!
What’s the deal with insurance?

Contracting with your medical insurance company can be tricky and can limit the type of care midwives provide. No insurance covers Sunrise Midwifery’s $3500 package fee, even though covering it in full is likely to save them thousands for each patient.  Why is this? Read more here and ask Kristin.

What’s the deal with insurance?