Let our experience be your guide

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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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Most home and birth center births are covered by private insurance or DSHS/Medicaid. Please contact us to learn more about your coverage.


I can still hear Heather say to me, “This is how it is done.” She was, of course referring to the age-old practice of pushing a tiny infant into this world. The primal sounds I made in these moments were a reminder that, indeed, this was how all of creation signs. I can also hear Kate say to me, “This is your birth dance.” A dance and language all its own, the midwives at Seattle Home Maternity accompanied us on our journey welcoming our first-born son Miguel Nikos into this world.

At 33 weeks we made the decision to transfer our care. Like many women, we were blessed with an uncomplicated pre… Read more of this story

One mother's reflections

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

Maija, mother of Tess 8/06 and Eamon 9/08

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

Joshua, Lei, and Kazune
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