Let our experience be your guide
We are a practice of Certified Professional Midwives who are licensed in Washington and have been safely delivering babies for over 30 years in the Seattle area. Our years of experience – your pregnancy, your birth.
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We accept most insurance
Most home and birth center births are covered by private insurance or DSHS/Medicaid. Please contact us to learn more about your coverage.
Hello to Marge, Heather, (& Suzy) –
We thought of you all on June 30th as we celebrated Elias Pablo’s 6th birthday. His birth in the snug little basement of SHM was transformative. We send our love to you all on this day every year.
We are currently living in Kinshasa, DRCongo, have added Marja Lucy, age 2, to the family, and are all doing quite well. Some of my work involves a prenatal clinic system in the city and I am constantly reminded that with the minimum of equipment, a good understanding of the basics, and community support, safe, transformative birth can and should be extended to eve… Read more of this story
I love coming to my appointments in Columbia City—and it’s not just that I get to go to Roy’s BBQ :). I feel like I’m stepping into a good friend’s home, not a clinic. It’s been so fun to see Tess go from fearful and crying when I would get examined, to wanting to help every step of the way. I really appreciate the unhurried visits where we can ask as many questions as we need, and we can talk about our lives and be supported. And boy did I appreciate your extra support during this challenging year. And Pam, I love that you love it when I bring Tess. I feel like we get welcomed wit… Read more of this story
Our original reason for choosing Seattle Home Maternity was merely because it was the only south-end home birth choice we had with our insurance. However, after our experience, I feel the need to proclaim just how amazing and impressive it is. In the months leading up to birth, the care and screening was great, but for right now I would like to focus on Heather Chorley’s care during labor.
Lei’s water broke a full day before labor began, and while the hospital requested we come in for induction, Heather monitored both mother and baby for safety and gave us the information we needed to make the… Read more of this story