Midwives are trained and educated professionals who dedicate their lives to supporting women and helping birth babies safely. We 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). Many of us also are Certified Professional Midwives (CPM). Learn more about the types of midwives in the US. We have 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.
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.