Mary Burgess, LM, CPM, MA
700 Dupont Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
102 Grover Street, Suite #205
Lynden, WA 98264
I fell in love with the birthing arts during my own pregnancies and births. The mother of two teen
daughters, my experience includes 15 years of experience as a doula, childbirth educator, student midwife,
and now midwife. While I am one of the newer midwives in the Bellingham birth community, I have
served many hundreds of mothers and families in many capacities. It is an incredible joy to participate in
the birth of a baby, and an honor to witness the birth of a mother and family.
I received my academic training at the Midwives College of Utah, and have apprenticed with many local
midwives and teachers from around the world. Now, I offer my own unique blend of modern midwifery
practices and ancient midwifery arts, including herbs, homeopathy, and essential oils. A former audiologist,
I offer high-quality newborn hearing screenings. I believe in and offer Informed Consent and Shared
Decision Making, and truly enjoy witnessing a woman find her voice and step into her power as a mother.
I enjoy working with women and families of diverse backgrounds. I strive to provide compassionate,
deeply nourishing, and culturally sensitive care. It is such an honor to witness many cultural traditions
surrounding the birth and newborn! A highlight of my care includes extra supportive postpartum care to
help mothering and breastfeeding off to a good start, and enjoy incorporating cultural food preferences
that help build strong, healthy mothers and babies.
Another interest I hold is in the midwifery care and support of mothers who have previously experienced a
difficult or distressing birth. I believe that pregnancy, birth and postpartum are all portals for our deepest
healing and provide opportunities for immense love. It is here that we gather our courage and remember the
incredible strength of women. Birth is, by nature, a profound, extra-ordinary experience.
With my whole heart, I love my work, and believe that midwives can be part of the necessary change
toward vibrant, empowered and thriving mothers and babies. Peace on earth really does begin at birth, and
how women and babies are treated throughout the childbearing year.