Kristin Eggleston, LM, CPM

509-780-3330

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Kristin started her path to midwifery with the homebirth of her son in 2002.  This was the impetus that linked her previous interest in medicine and anthropology with her new interest in natural health and parenting.

She started Sunrise Midwifery in March 2009 after completing all the requirements to become a Licensed Midwife (LM) in Washington State and a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) nationally.  In obtaining her LM and CPM certifications, Kristin graduated from a three year, intensive midwifery education that included both classwork and clinical experience, as well as attending births in homes, birth centers, and hospitals in Washington, Idaho, and Texas.  She currently works with the state midwifery association and many local entities to improve birth in WA.

She now lives with her husband and their busy, blended family of five kids and two dogs in Prosser.  Kristin’s two children have been born at home with midwives.

Partial Curriculum Vitae

Education
2009      BA in Midwifery from the Midwives’ College of Utah
2006      Credits towards midwifery degree at Seattle Midwifery School (later Bastyr-SMS)
1996       BA in Anthropology from the University of Notre Dame
1995       Year abroad in Angers, France

Continuing Education
2016       Completed Advanced Life Support-Obstetrics for medical professionals
2014       Over 40 hours of  CEUs, including three professional conferences, a MEAC- accredited literature review and obstetrical pharmacology course from Midwives College of Utah and 8 hours of MAWS sanctioned Quality Management Program peer review
2012       40+ hours, encompassing gestational diabetes, MTHFR gene mutation, general midwifery and obstetrics
2012       5+ hours peer review with local midwives

Publications
Basic Information on Health and Care Options for Women in Their Childbearing Years.  WSU Extension Publication, 2017.
Midwives and Uterine Rupture: What We Have to Offer.  Midwifery Today, Autumn 2007.

Current Involvement

MAWS Board Member (since January 2014)
MAWS Legislative Committee Member (since April 2014)
MAWS Membership chair (since May 2014)
NACPM Member
Preceptor for students from MCU, Bastyr, Birthwise

Hayley Swedelius

360-223-2323

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Hayley has been supporting families throughout the childbearing year since 2006. As a doula she has attended 250 births. During her four and a half years as a student midwife she attended another 130 labors and also continued to take occasional doula clients. She began attending the Midwives College of Utah in January 2014 and worked for three different midwifery practices in three different locations in Washington State with four different midwives. She has thoroughly enjoyed learning about the cultural and community differences in each place she has worked. These experiences have helped shape her into the knowledgeable, compassionate, and motivated midwife that she is today. Hayley is thrilled to be working in an area that needs more qualified obstetrical providers for the growing needs of the community.

Hayley prides herself on providing comprehensive holistic midwifery care and planned home birth to families throughout the childbearing year. She supports informed choice through client education, discussion, provider and client relationship building, and evidence-informed midwifery practice through hour-long prenatal and postpartum visits. Her goal as a midwife is to ensure the most empowered and supported experience possible to foster healthy outcomes for birthing people and their babies at an affordable cost.

Hayley was born and raised in Bellingham, WA where she has given birth to three children. Each of her pregnancies and births were very different and formative to her compassion and knowledge as a parent, doula, and now as a midwife.

Partial Curriculum Vitae

Education
2018      Associates of Science in Midwifery from the Midwives’ College of Utah
2017      Great Starts Professional Training, Childbirth Education Teacher Training

Continuing Education
2018       CPR and NRP

Student Midwives

At Sunrise Midwifery, we are committed to training new midwives so that more families have access to quality, personalized, and safe maternity care.  We value the training of excellent midwives and have committed to having midwifery students participate in our midwifery practice.  It is important that current and future midwives be able to care for the ever increasing numbers of homebirth clients.  The demand will only grow over the next decade with upcoming changes to health care services and hospital care.

The training of midwifery students differs from that of most medical providers.  First, as the client, you DO have the right to decline the attendance of the student during your care.  Secondly, midwifery students are acutely aware of the service you provide them by allowing them to be present with you during pregnancy and birth.  They are very respectful of your space and person.  They also practice many of their clinical skills (such as blood draws, gyn exams, and interviewing) on each other.  This sounds minor but it is very important.  What comes from this exercise is a greater respect of the other person as the recipient of care AND more self-awareness as the provider.

As a client, you will have the option of allowing students to participate in your care.  It is important to communicate your needs to the midwife during this process.  Please be understanding and gracious with them.  It is difficult becoming a midwife!

Midwifery Colleagues

We work with multiple birth professionals over the course of a year.  Here are a few of them that may be part of your care:

State Midwifery Organization

MAWS_logoMAWS has been serving midwives and families for almost 30 years. They are the primary midwives’ group here and are involved in legislative and insurance issues, access to care and anti-racism work, and holding conferences and peer review for midwives.   MAWS is the first midwifery association to have a Quality Management Program in Washington and the country.

Each year MAWS works with the Legislature, Office of the Insurance Commissioner, midwifery and medical groups, and natural birth advocates to help advance the profession and make midwifery more accessible to all.  MAWS is now the a priori midwifery association in WA that the legislators and many organizations look to for information and partnership.