Birthroot Midwifery Service was founded in 1990 by Ann Tive to provide compassionate, family centered midwifery care. For many years, Ann worked from her home office and attended births throughout Whatcom county. In 2007, Jessie Bradley joined Ann at Birthroot first as a midwifery student, and since 2012 as a Licensed and Certified Professional Midwife. Working collaboratively, Ann and Jessie provide a unique team approach which inspires them and offers clients the support of two experienced midwives.

In June 2014, Ann and Jessie opened Birthroot Midwives and Birth Center to better serve the birthing community. Located in the heart of Bellingham at 1600 Broadway, our center features two large birthing suites designed to optimize the natural birth experience. Each suite is fully equipped with a deep, free- standing birth pool, a full bathroom including a walk-in shower, comfortable furnishings, and room to move.

Birthroot Midwives provide experienced and comprehensive midwifery care in your own home or in our state of the art facility.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.