Andrea Henderson, LM, CPM, IBCLC
I have wanted to be a "doctor who delivers babies" since I was a young girl, "a calling" as some would say.
I did not know what a midwife was as a child but ever since I have been interested in pregnant women, birth and babies.
I started my midwifery journey at Central Washington University working towards a BS in Pre-Midwifery, a degree that
I helped to create with my advisors. I continued my education at the Seattle Midwifery School to gain a certificate in midwifery. Upon graduation
I enjoyed catching hundreds of babies while working at the Puget Sound Birth Center. I am excited to move forward in my midwifery path as I join Chris and Loren at the Eastside Birth Center.
I am also an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). I have nursed all three of my own children, including twins.
I am offering private in- home or office breastfeeding consultations for those who want it.
I genuinely love my career as a midwife. I have discovered that there is nothing that
I would rather do than assist women and their families during this miraculous time of pregnancy, birth and postpartum.
As a midwife, it is my responsibility to empower families
through individualized education,
knowledge and support as well as to safeguard the birth experience, while recognizing the normalcy of the entire process.
My daughter, Luna, was born at home in the care of midwives. This home birth was an amazing experience
that strengthened my understanding of the precious time surrounding birth. My twin daughters, June and Quinn, were born in a hospital.
My births have been beneficial life experiences. Having birthed both at home and in the hospital has been helpful to me as a midwife as
it lets me relate to clients and their own experiences with more familiarity. These experiences have deepened my understanding of how valuable
and essential the quality of care is that licensed midwives provide. I am deeply committed to this holistic model,
which includes one on one care with a dedication to respect and dignity.