We have midwifery services for every Vashon family.
Please reach out to discuss which midwifery program may best suit your needs.
the midwifery program
Home Birth Midwifery Care
Full-spectrum, home birth midwifery services for low-risk birthing people who would like to give birth on Vashon. Services include exceptional prenatal, postpartum, and newborn clinical care. Additionally, labor and delivery are attended at home with a licensed midwifery provider and other qualified health professionals who assist in a gentle and safe physiological birth, and proper facilitation of a transfer to higher-level services (ie hospital) should complications arise. This type of care is oriented towards education, preventative health, nutritional and lifestyle guidance, shared decision-making and informed consent.
Collaborative Midwifery Care
Our “Co-Care” services are available to all families, regardless of where they plan to give birth. Offered as a bundle of services, or selected individually, based on the client’s needs. Services include prenatal care, childbirth doula, postpartum and newborn care, and are provided on island, in our clinic or from the client’s home.
Monitrice Labor Support
For many birthing families on Vashon planning an off-island birth, the appropriate timing of their departure in labor is often a source of tension and/or anxiety in their birth planning process. Most hospitals cannot admit a laboring client until they are approx. 6 cm dilated and/or their amniotic membranes have ruptured. Our Monitrice is a licensed midwife who will meet you at your house to monitor your vitals, listen to fetal heart tones, and even assess your cervical dilation to help you time an appropriate ferry departure to your delivery destination. The Monitrice is a wonderful addition to a childbirth doula, who is providing early at-home emotional support. Your Monitrice will host a meet and greet with you prior to your labor, and also help you obtain a priority ferry boarding pass from WSDOT (needs to be done through a healthcare provider).
Vaginal Wellness Session
For people of all ages (teenagers welcome). Education and health screenings for vaginal wellness. May include routine screening tests like Pap Smears and STI testing. Gentle & Confidential.
Breast Wellness Session
Routine breast exam, education about self-breast examination and massage, and lymphatic drainage provided.
*Add on a breast mask from Spa Ecdysis's practitioners for a truly comprehensive session.
A wonderful bundled offering after weaning your child from breastfeeding!
Birth Control Education Session
Support with finding the ideal birth control option for you! Includes education about Fertility Tracking and the Natural Family Planning Method.
collaborative health partnerships
While midwifery care is at the heart of health and wellness in the childbearing year, there are many other essential support services that we want all pregnant people to have unhindered access to. These complementary therapies ensure our clients can prepare and repair for full spectrum wellness before, during and after birth.
Integrated Mental Health Program
Personal assessment and ongoing treatment provided by a Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in perinatal mental health. These services are easily integrated into routine prenatal and postpartum care and are available to all clients. Individual and couples sessions are available.
Functional Nutritional Therapy
Our customized functional nutrition services are available for the whole family. While we see individuals for a variety of nutritional needs, we have a specialty perinatal program that includes 5 sessions from preconception through postpartum. Seek support in managing common nutritional concerns in pregnancy like morning sickness, fatigue, and more!
Personalized, IBCLC Lactation Support
In-depth, one-on-one lactation support from the client’s home. These lactation services are available to all island families. While general lactation support is included in our midwifery services, it is common for families to require and/or desire additional, specialized support in navigating their breastfeeding journey. Our IBCLC practitioner is highly trained, has an incredible depth of experience, and even has prescriptive abilities for common lactation-related infections.
Additional Support Services
We are currently referring out for all doula services, physical wellness therapies and comprehensive reproductive care. Please reach out for a personal recommendation, or see our "Resources" page for a list of wonderful providers available to childbearing families on Vashon Island.
community education & outreach
Upcoming Workshops + Support Groups
If you are an educator/healthcare professional, please contact us to explore collaborative partnerships so we can continue to deliver a variety of offerings and support the local community.