Seattle, WA
Midwives &
Lactation
Consulting

Specializing in Safe,
Personalized and
Holistic Care

Seattle, WA
Midwives &
Lactation Consulting

Specializing in Safe, Personalized and Holistic Care

Northshore Midwives & Lactation Consulting is a unique and special practice

  • We offer the highest quality midwifery care available. There are three midwives in our practice and we make every effort to ensure you have two midwives, who you know well, at your birth.
  • Continuous caring relationships have shown to produce better birth outcomes. You will receive your prenatal care, birth care and postpartum care from the same providers, building a close relationship with the midwives who will be attending your birth, which helps you get the birth experience you want.
  • Andrea is currently the only licensed midwife who is also an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in Washington State.
  • Breastfeeding support from a Board Certified Lactation Consultant is integrated into your prenatal and postpartum care, thus improving your breastfeeding experience.
  • We are the only local practice that offers all clients a one-on-one lactation consult a few days after birth, which is covered by insurance.
  • Sadie and Ashley are both clinical herbalists and specialize in herbal medicine for the childbearing years.
  • Experience is important when choosing your midwives. Together our midwives have attended over 3,000 births.
  • We offer home birth or birth center births. You have all the time you need to decide the best location to birth your baby. 
  • Nitrous Oxide is available at our birth center births.
  • Postpartum Doula services are offered to all families, including those who have had home births, birth center births and hospital births. 

We are committed to providing personalized and holistic care to families. Each care plan is tailored to the client’s specific needs and desires, together with informed choice and family centered care.

The intent is to see clients more frequently and with longer visits. This practice style allows us to build relationships with our clients, which is the foundation of midwifery care and ensures clients are getting the quality care they deserve.  We offer both natural birth and water birth in either a home birth or birth center setting, while recognizing the needs of different cultures and lifestyles.

Northshore Midwives & Lactation Consulting is a sustainable practice committed to minimizing waste products such as paper and medical supplies. In addition, we take a limited number of births each month to maintain our ability to provide the highest quality care for each of our clients. We would love to meet you, schedule a consultation today to meet with a midwife.

Midwives and Lactation Consulting, midwife and mother kneeling at the end of the bed
Midwives and Lactation Consulting, midwife sitting next to mother in birthing tub

About Us

Andrea, Sadie, Caroline, and Ashley are not only colleagues, but are also friends who genuinely enjoy working together. You will feel the unique and special connection between us from the start. 

“You all work extremely well together and it shows. At the birth, I was so impressed with how smoothly you work together and it really made me feel safe, cared for and removed any anxieties I had because it was so easy to trust you. You are attentive, observant, caring, and somehow always seem to know what to say to comfort. I really appreciated everything about your care for me and my baby!” – Hillary D.

About Us

Midwives and Lactation Consulting, Andrea Henderson, LM, CPM, IBCLC

Andrea Henderson, LM, CPM, IBCLC (she/her)

Licensed Midwife, Certified Professional Midwife, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

I wanted to be a “doctor who delivers babies” since I was young, “a calling” some would say. As a child, I did not know what a Midwife was, but I have always been interested in pregnant people, birth, babies and breastfeeding. I started my midwifery journey at Central Washington University, working towards a BS in Pre-Midwifery, a degree that I helped to develop with my advisors. I continued my education at the Seattle Midwifery School, earning a certificate in midwifery. Upon graduation, I enjoyed catching hundreds of babies while working at the Puget Sound Birth Center  located in Kirkland, WA and the Eastside Birth Center located in Bellevue, WA. Additionally, I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)…

Sadie Whitten, MSM, LM, CPM​ (she/her)

Licensed Midwife, Certified Professional Midwife, Clinical Herbalist

For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to “help pregnant people”. To learn what that meant for me was where my journey to become a midwife began.

The Pacific Northwest is where I call home. I spent four years in Boise, Idaho, where I attended Boise State University for my undergrad. There, I received a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and a minor in Spanish. I had the opportunity to intern at a hospital in San Ramón, Costa Rica during a summer studying abroad. There, I observed my first births as well as volunteer for the local milk bank. I soon realized that I felt passionate towards serving families during this transition into parenthood and giving birthing parents the right of autonomy during their pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.

Caroline Sausler, LM, CPM (she/her)

Licensed Midwife, Certified Professional Midwife

I first became interested in midwifery during a college anthropology course, when I watched a documentary about a homebirth practice in New York City. I thought to myself, this job looks amazing! A few years later, I attended a couple of births as a doula, and since then I knew birthwork would be a part of my life. Midwifery has been a beautiful balance of clinical skills and emotional connection for me that I find incredibly fulfilling. 

I am originally from Maryland, and then attended New York University where I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology. After college I moved out to Seattle, fell in love with the Pacific Northwest, and now call it home. A few years later I graduated from Birthwise Midwifery School. As a student-midwife I was fortunate to apprentice with seven different practices, including Northshore Midwives, and was able to learn from a wide array of practice styles. 

Ashley Marasigan, MSM, LM, CPM (she/her)

Licensed Midwife, Certified Professional Midwife, Clinical Herbalist

Hello! My name is Ashley and I was drawn into midwifery and birth work after having a negative experience with providers following the loss of my first pregnancy. I was determined to have a better experience when I became pregnant the second time with my daughter. My midwives advocated for me during my birth and held my hand throughout my entire pregnancy and postpartum journey that I wanted nothing more than to make this the norm for all birthing people. Thus, a midwife was born! I graduated with my Master of Science in Midwifery from Bastyr University in 2023 where I also studied herbal medicine for the perinatal period. Apart from midwifery, I have experience as a birth doula and am also a childbirth educator, birth photographer, placenta encapsulator, and certified lactation educator working towards becoming a lactation consultant. I am also a board member and secretary of the Midwives’ Association of Washington State and hope to be one of many voices that progresses this profession. I’m glad that I’ve found my passion in midwifery and hope to provide safe, supportive, and exceptional care to all individuals regardless of their race, beliefs, social status, sexual orientation or identity.

Midwives and Lactation Consulting, Andrea Henderson, LM, CPM, IBCLC

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Phone: 425-286-0466
Fax: 425-249-3176

15620 NE Woodinville Duvall Place, Suite 4
Woodinville, WA 98072

We are directly across the parking lot from Italianissimo Ristorante. 
 
Located Just:
10 minutes from Kirkland 
15 minutes from Kenmore, Bellevue, Redmond, Lynnwood, Shoreline, Mukilteo and Monroe
20 minutes from Northgate, Edmonds, Seattle and Everett