Since the mid-1980s, Rainy City Midwifery has been helping pregnant people deliver their babies safely at home, or at local community birth centers.

As one of Seattle’s most well-established midwifery practices, we provide home birth services all over the Puget Sound area. We also have privileges at the following freestanding birth centers: Center for Birth near South Lake Union, and Seattle Home Maternity in Columbia City. 

Our practice consists of Dr. Sara Alvarado (Naturopath & Licensed Midwife), along with Licensed Midwives Beth Coyote, Emily Jones, and Blake Stewart. All of our providers are passionate about evidence-based care, shared-decision making, and informed choice. Our collective goal is to empower growing families by supporting your unique birth experience.  

Our office is located at Center for Birth on Eastlake Avenue. We accept most major insurance plans as well as Medicaid / Apple Health. For insurance questions, call (360-632-4435) or send an email to Ingrid Skjelsted, our insurance specialist. 

Dr. Sara Alvarado also provides pediatric care and reproductive health visits at Rainy City Natural Medicine.

RECENT RAINY CITY BABIES ♥
May 14th
May 3rd  “Luca”
April 15th
April 13th
March 23rd  “Sylvie”
March 19th
March 12th  “Milena Josefina”
March 7th  “Nissa Pearl”
March 7th

It’s never “too late” to switch to Midwifery Care:
We accept transfers as late as 36 weeks, depending on the reason for transfer! If you feel that midwifery care is right for you, 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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