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. Find out today if homebirth is right for you.

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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.

Are you a medical professional? Learn more about licensed midwifery

What is special about Sunrise Midwifery?

Attending homebirths throughout the Yakima Valley,
from Ellensburg to the Tri-Cities.

Using evidence-based guidelines that support each client’s
choices for care and amount of intervention.

Offices close to you and two full-time midwives.

Appointments are easy and one-stop.

Easy-to-use electronic health records simplify access to information.

  • Two midwives on staff

    Two midwives, one at each end of the service area, means convenience for you and double coverage for us

  • Three offices

    Offices in Prosser, Ellensburg, and now Yakima to help bring midwifery care to you

  • Local Outreach

    Relationship building with providers and facilities means better care for you

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 at the state level for advancing the profession of midwifery in WA and supporting its members.

MAWS Board of Directors
Online postpartum support group

In 2016 we introduced a unique, creative, and tech savvy online interaction that helps create relationships, provide information, and bring new parents into a better place.  Join us!

Online postpartum support group
Smooth Transitions

The WA Perinatal Collaborative works statewide on several issues to better perinatal outcomes.  The Smooth Transitions project 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 and April work with other midwives and representative from local hospitals to create a better local system.

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.  Let’s see what’s on the agenda for 2016!  Find more information here.

Legislation and Midwifery in WA
Independent Birth Center?

Is it possible?  Yes, it is!  Sunrise Midwifery is working with a variety of individuals to help bring this wonderful idea to fruition.

Independent Birth Center?
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