Bellingham Birth Center


Welcome to Rebecca Bartsch, MSM, LM, IBCLC

We are very pleased to welcome Rebecca Bartsch, MSM, LM, IBCLC back to the group of licensed midwives privileged at Bellingham Birth Center, bringing our total number of midwifery practices up to 6!  Rebecca is a licensed midwife as well as a lactation consultant, so she is extra capable of helping with lactation.     more »

Ina May Gaskin Podcast

This podcast is an excellent way to spend 25 minutes, especially if you can relate to having to adapt your “birth plan” due to a complicated birth.  It is a conversation between Ina May Gaskin and a woman who feels like a failure due to a difficult birth which ended in a cesarean.  As a midwife, it more »

Britain’s NHS Urges 45% of Women to Avoid Hospital Births and Give Birth at Home or in a Birth Center

The UK’s National Health Service just released a refreshing statement about maternity care.  And I quote: “Guidance from National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) says that midwife-led care has been shown to be safer for women and recommends that all women with low-risk pregnancies – 45% of the total – should be advised that more »