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Andrea Henderson, LM, CPM, IBCLC
Felicia Dunbar, MSM, LM, CPM
Licensed Midwife, Certified Professional Midwife, Clinical Herbalist
I have always been fascinated by the medical profession. When I was growing up I wanted to be everything from a brain surgeon to an emergency room nurse. I didn’t discover midwifery until I began to have my own children. Through the birth of my four children, two in hospital, one at a freestanding birth center and my last one at home, I discovered that I had a passion for birth. This was not simply a wanting to be part of it, it was a calling to the profession of serving women and babies. Having had four children myself, I have seen and felt that each birth experience is special and unique no matter what the circumstances, or how many times you do it.
When my youngest was just one year old I returned to school for midwifery, first to Everett Community college and then on to Bastyr University where I received my Master’s of Science in Midwifery with an emphasis in Botanical Medicine. Throughout my training I was able to work with many wonderful midwives, including Andrea Henderson from Northshore Midwives, the Eastside Midwives at Puget Sound Birth Center and also did training at Providence Portland Hospital with a Certified Nurse Midwife. The botanical side of my training spanned two years and included extensive knowledge about plants and their medicinal uses throughout the childbearing years.
I am very excited to be serving in the communities that I have called home for over fifteen years, and had my own babies in. I am honored to be a midwife and to support and help guide families through the transitions of pregnancy, labor and parenthood.
Northshore Midwives & Lactation Consulting follows the Midwives Model of Care
The Midwives Model of Care includes:
- Monitoring the physical, psychological, and social well-being of the mother throughout the childbearing cycle
- Providing the mother with individualized education, counseling, and prenatal care, continuous hands-on stance during labor and delivery, and postpartum support
- Minimizing technological interventions
- Identifying and referring women who require obstetrical attention
The application of this woman-centered model of care has been proven to reduce the incidence of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean section.
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Northshore Midwives & Lactation Consulting believes that it is important to have at least two well-trained health care providers at each birth for safety of mother and baby.