Welcome to Sunrise Midwifery

Providing homebirth midwifery services in south central Washington since 2009. Now serving Walla Walla in addition to the Tri-Cities, Yakima Valley, Yakima and Ellensburg. Homebirth with Licensed Midwives is safe, affordable, and client-centered.

Contact the midwifeInsurance coverage now available!

What is a midwife?

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.

Washington State has a robust licensing process 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.

What is special about

Sunrise Midwifery?

Newborn exam

Community and State Activities

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.  Kristin has been involved with this project locally since it began in 2012.

Smooth Transitions
Legislation and Midwifery in WA

Every year MAWS does significant work for the profession of midwifery in WA as we work with state legislators on important bills and issues surrounding midwifery and maternity care.  Find more information here.  Kristin has been a member of MAWS since beginning practice and now is on the Board of Directors.

Legislation and Midwifery in WA
What’s the deal with insurance?

Mothers and babies are the losers in today’s health care economy and stand to lose even more with insurance coverage changes.  Why is this? Read more here and ask Kristin.

What’s the deal with insurance?
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 taking clients in Walla Walla

We are pleased to announce that we are now taking Walla Walla clients!

Now taking clients in Walla Walla
Professional Perinatal Services

Looking for just post-natal care with an emphasis on breastfeeding, family support, and in-home care?  There is now a local postpartum doula agency in the Tri-Cities and Yakima!

Professional Perinatal Services