A newborn at a Rainy City Midwifery home visit

Midwives Beth Coyote and Lynn Hughes along with midwives and naturopathic doctors Sara Alvarado and Abigail Nelson offer a Seattle-based midwifery practice located in Seattle’s Eastlake neighborhood, specializing in home births and birth center deliveries. We attend home births throughout the greater Seattle area – ask us about your area. For those desiring a birth center birth, we are privileged at Center for Birth as well as Seattle Home Maternity Birth Center in Columbia City. Waterbirth is also supported. Our office is located at Center for Birth on Eastlake. We accept most insurance plans and Medicaid / Apple Health. For insurance questions, call (360-632-4435) or send an email to Ingrid Skjelsted, our insurance biller. (Drs. Alvarado and Nelson also provide primary, reproductive health and pediatric care at Rainy City Natural Medicine.)

Since the mid 1980’s, we have welcomed more than 1500 babies into the world. Long experience has taught us that each family and birth are unique and special. We offer leisurely appointments where family and friends are welcome. Our goal is to assist in the passage from pregnancy to parenthood with our skills, intuition and trust in the process.  We anticipate that each pregnancy will be healthy and vital, as most are.

It is an honor to serve families and their little ones during one of life’s most important journeys. We love what we do.

New Baby 11/29
Jack Leroy James 11/24
Elisapeta Lorde 11/22
Maeve Marie 11/20
Autumn Shay 11/16
Victor Stone 11/15
New Baby 11/15
Ezra 10/31
Forest Matthew 10/28
New Baby 10/27
New Baby 10/1



It’s not too late to switch to midwifery care!
Thinking of transferring to midwifery care? Maybe you’d like to have your baby at Seattle’s premiere birth center, Center For Birth, or perhaps you’d like a home birth? We currently have space in January and February and are interviewing for 2021 winter and spring due dates. Click here for information.

For questions about midwifery or giving birth at home or in a freestanding birth center, click here.

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