Birthroot Midwifery Service was founded in 1990 by licensed midwife Ann Tive. Twenty-four years later, and still loving her work, Ann provides personal and compassionate midwifery care for women and their families seeking home or birth center birth. In 2007, Jessie Bradley joined Ann and together they have served a diversity of women by providing quality prenatal, birth, and postpartum care. Ann and Jessie have collectively attended over 1300 births throughout Whatcom and Skagit Counties.
In October 2013, Ann and Jessie broke ground on construction of Bellingham’s newest and most exceptional birth center. Located in the heart of Bellingham at 1600 Broadway, Birthroot Midwives and Birth Center features two large birthing suites designed to optimize the natural birth experience. Each room is fully equipped with a deep, free-standing birth pool, a full bathroom including a walk-in shower, comfortable furnishings, and room to move. There is space for family and privacy when you want it.
Birthroot Midwives provide experienced and comprehensive midwifery care in your own home or in our brand-new facility, Birthroot Midwives and Birth Center. We believe that pregnancy and birth are normal yet extraordinary life passages. Mothers and babies do best when they are respected, safe, and loved. Our midwives give the individualized attention women and families deserve. We strive to make every birth a safe and nurturing experience whether you desire to give birth at our birth center or in your own home.
If you are interested in finding out more about our midwifery care or the birth center please contact us at any time. We offer complimentary one hour consultations and would be happy to provide you with more information and answer any questions you may have.