About Sunrise Midwifery

At Sunrise Midwifery, we work with you to promote
a safe birthing experience for low-risk pregnancies,
while keeping your birth plans at the forefront of care.

As expectant parents, we know you want to be heard and will likely have many questions about your pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum experience. We’ll take the time to listen to you and provide information every step of the way.  We are specially trained and offer personalized care to meet your needs.

Kristin has developed multiple care options during her leave of absence from active pregnancy and birth midwifery care.

About Midwifery

If you’re unfamiliar with midwifery, it’s an age-old specialty which has been trusted by mothers and parents-to-be for centuries. Midwives are trained in the natural delivery of babies, believing that childbirth is something a woman was designed to do. As midwives, we are well-versed in both natural and medical practices of birth and how to safely deliver babies into this world.

As the rise of modern medicine came to be, midwifery declined in popularity. However, over the last several decades, it’s been acknowledged that the setting and protocol for hospital births aren’t necessary or desired for every birthing situation.

To practice as a midwife in Washington State, we must pass some of the most rigorous training, clinical requirements, and continuing education in the country. In fact, we must care for over 100 women and babies before we can get our license. Our midwives have college degrees in addition to a Bachelors or Masters in Midwifery. We can’t wait to tell you more about our expertise and experience!

Kristin Eggleston, LM, CPM

Kristin started her path to midwifery with the homebirth of her son in 2002. Her own birth experience was the impetus that linked her previous interest in medicine and anthropology with her new interest in natural health and parenting.  Both her children have been born at home with midwives.

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.  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 Midwives’ Association of Washington State and many local entities to improve birth in Washington State.  She worked with MAWS and the WA Perinatal Coalition to bring the Smooth Transitions program to the Yakima Valley.  She works hard to develop and maintain a professional relationship with our clients, other midwives, doulas, and additional medical providers.

In addition, Kristin has published multiple articles about midwifery and continues her education in the field, with over 80 hours of CEUs from 2016 to the present.

Kristin’s publications and Writings

Midwives and Uterine Rupture: What We Have to Offer

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