Recommendations for homebirth midwives in Seattle/Eastside area?
Oh Yes! Lake Washington Midwives, Val and Allie and Tracy are amazing! I would get pregnant again just to hang out with them for 9mo. :)
If you want more details, let me know....We moved here from MPLS about 2 years ago and we had our third babe with Allie this past January. Our older girls were born in MPLS.
We used the PSBC midwifes with our son (who is 11) and are using them again this summer. I would highly recommend them. Heike delivered DS, but we went with the other group (Allie, Tracy, Melissa, Val) this time because of scheduling (they have Monday/ Wednesday appointments, Heike's group does Tuesday/ Thursday). We had some complications with DS and it was WONDERFUL how calm Heike remained (while being perfectly safe) and if we had been in a hospital there would have been a mandatory NICU stay (which, now, 11 years later science has backed up what the midwives were doing at that time and it has become the official stance). Anyway, highly recommended. My only issue with them this time around is that there are FOUR of them, so it's hard to get as good of a feel for them when there were only two.
I'm north of the city and with Cascade Midwives in Everett. They are wonderful. I'm not sure about their VBAC policy, but I can't say enough good things about Darlene and Carrie. I haven't met the third midwife in the practice yet, but if she's anything like the other two she's got to be excellent. I definitely recommend giving them a call.