Kristin Eggleston, LM, CPM


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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, Bryce, 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

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

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