Seattle, WA
Midwives &

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 Courtney 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 1500 births.
  • We offer home birthor birth center  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.

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.

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About Us

Andrea Henderson, LM, CPM, IBCLC

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​

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…

Courtney Smith, MSM, LM, CPM

Licensed Midwife, Certified Professional Midwife, Clinical Herbalist

On my road to a midwifery career I was struck by the need for patient advocacy in a system that struggles for power.  I have found that giving the evidence-based information to families and empowering them to choose what is best for them results in better outcomes.

I was born in the panhandle of Idaho and have resided in Washington state for the last 26 years.  I began my family very early in life and have been blessed with three outstanding children. In 2014, I graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science. My medical experience started in 2008 when I began working as a medical assistant with the University of Washington’s Department of Family Medicine. This work exposed me to a wide variety of people and their needs.  I wanted to expand my scope of practice and was drawn to midwifery after attending my neighbor’s birth and the birth of my nephew. I was lucky enough to find obstetric training in my own backyard and completed my Master of Science in Midwifery with a Botanical Medicine focus at Bastyr University in 2019.

When I am not in clinic or at a birth, most of my free time is spent playing on the floor, reading children’s books, and picking up after my kids.  My partner and I are certified divers, so we love to swim and scuba dive if time (and childcare) allows. I also enjoy cooking, making herbal tinctures, and drinking coffee.

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Phone: 425-286-0466
Fax: 425-341-9661

18208 66th Ave NE, Suite 200
Kenmore, Washington 98028


  • You will see the sign for Eastside Natural Medicine.
  • Park in the upper parking lot.
  • Once entering the front door, take an immediate left to find our office.
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