Let our experience be your guide

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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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

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

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

Jill H, Johan G, Elias & Marja
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