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Christian/Pro life midwife in Portland or SW Washington

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Hello! I am looking for a truly Christian and pro-life midwife in Portland, OR or Vancouver, WA - please help!

Thanks!
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Is Olympia close enough? I think there is one down there... the name is Exodus Midwifery. I think the mw's name is Amanda.
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I am not sure if all of them at Andaluz fit your criteria or not, but I do know that at least some of their midwives are Christian and pro-life. www.waterbirth.net
When contacting a midwife, I would simply tell them what you need of them and see if that is something they can provide you with.
post #4 of 11
You might want to give the mother and child education center a ring, too (formerly known as birthright):

http://motherandchild-edu.org/
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Desiree at Bella Vie Birth Center. http://gentlebirthcenter.com/index.htm
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another vote for Desiree LeFave. She's wonderful, so in tune.
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The ladies at Bella Vie have gotten a few suggestions in this thread (and rightfully so, they're wonderful!!). But I just want to point out that they would be compassionate with ANY mama, pro-life OR pro-choice. If I had read this thread before deciding on a care practitioner, I would have avoided their care, thinking that they wouldn't want pro-choice clients, or that they would have been pushing certain opinions. I just hope any other mothers reading this would understand that while they may or may not be pro-life, the issue was never even broached in my care with them. The only reason I knew anything about their personal beliefs was through my own research. It was a non-issue.

Basically, I vote too for Desiree and the Bella Vie ladies. I think you would certainly find support for your desire to continue a pregnancy. But I would also say that the most important thing for ALL mamas is that they're more focused on providing really compassionate, gentle, mama centered care, than pushing any kid of agenda.
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Just a reminder to keep this thread about giving the OP suggestions for care practitioners and not to make this a thread that debates prolife vs prochoice practitioners or their beliefs. We really do not want to cast suspicion on either side of the fence. Thank you!
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So I'm curious, who did you end up going with?

I would really love an openly Christian Midwivery practice in the metro area... I know a couple of gals at my church have found some midwives they enjoy but I think I struggle a lot with the eastern philosophy that can accompany a lot of the practices here. I'm expecting my 7th in May and have seen a LOT in my time!

post #11 of 11

Mary Bernabe is in SW Washington. Her husband is a minister. 360-608-7590

 

That being said, my 5 month old DD was born at home with Pamela Echiverio and Monica Wood (and apprentice Emily). I asked them about their beliefs when I met them and felt comfortable with where they were coming from spiritually. They were WONDERFUL I really can't say enough good about them. Three of the most wonderful caring women I've ever met. Highly recommend them.

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