Northshore Midwives Lactation Consulting

"Andrea is kind, warm and extremely knowledgeable. The care she gives to her patients is unlike anything I have experienced in any medical setting. She made me feel at ease and completely informed about my health and the health of my children. My pregnancies and births were treated as an important, but completely normal, life process. I was never pressured, never unaware and always at the center of the decision-making process. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to take on an active role in the birth process." - Katie Laramore

 

 

 

“We decided to switch from a hospital to birth center the day before our daughter was born. We did this for many reasons, but mostly because we wanted to know the person that would be helping us bring her into this world.  We were nervous and emotional about making the switch, but the moment we met Felicia, all our nerves were calmed as we instantly felt secure and excited. The connection we had with Felicia gave us the confirmation that we had made the right decision.  Within 24 hours we were with Felicia preparing for our birth. She made sure that we were always aware of what was happening during the process and she provided options of next steps.  Although we had only known her for a short time, we trusted Felicia 100% with our birth and safely bringing our daughter to us.  She has this magical way of making you feel comfortable, safe and empowered.  We had a few special moments during the birth that I will never forget. Felicia is a gift.  She makes both my husband and I want to have another baby so we can have this experience with her again.  If I were to become pregnant again, Felicia is the FIRST person I would call upon.” - Brianne Makanani

 

 

 

"I will be forever grateful to Andrea for the loving and respectful care I received from her. Throughout my pregnancy I always felt safe, believed in, and that all of my thoughts and wishes were carefully considered. When the time came, Andrea's presence was EXACTLY what I needed at my birth - she was so incredibly gentle, kind, supportive and reassuring. It was great to see her when she arrived at my home and she continued to encourage me throughout the night until I gave birth to my daughter. I will never forget the warm and respectful atmosphere she helped to create during that time! As a former client and now a doula myself, I would definitely recommend Andrea to any family seeking a safe, supported and beautiful pregnancy and childbirth experience.” - Chrissy Valluzzi

 

 

 

“Felicia was absolutely amazing to work with as part of the birth team for our daughter. When I chose to go the route of midwife, it was to avoid the intervention-heavy direction many birth stories go in hospitals (even those of people who wanted a natural birth). I loved that with Felicia I had the power to make all my own decisions, but mainly knowing that if I asked what was best or deferred to her she would TRULY make the best decision, not the easy for her as a provider decision. I can't tell you the amount of relief in knowing that you are giving birth with like-minded individuals caring for you. At the end of everything, after our daughter was with us and we were ready to go home as a family, it was Felicia who offered up her cell number for any questions or concerns I might have that could come up after hours or that I didn't feel like calling in to the office for. If our plans ever change and we decide to add another baby to our family, I will definitely be using Felicia as our midwife!” - Raven V

 

 

 

“After spending quality time with Andrea during my prenatal visits, I knew I wanted her to be my midwife at the homebirth of my daughter Cora. Andrea is the kindest women I've ever met and she made the perfect addition to our birthing team. She was diligent through my long labor but never lost her comforting tone and attention to detail. She let me labor how I felt comfortable but continuously guarded the safety of myself and my daughter. I couldn't imagine having another baby without Andrea as my midwife.” - Amanda Richmond

 

 

 

“Finding the right practitioner to see when having our first baby was a hard choice and a long road for us. After seeing an ob/gyn at one hospital and a nurse midwife at a second hospital we went for a meet and greet at the birth center. It was our initial meeting with Andrea that helped us make up our minds. It was clear within a few minutes that Andrea would be our midwife. She made us feel at ease and it was clear that she wanted what was best for the family.

 

Andrea took time to get to know us. Her appointments were relaxed and we always got as much time as we needed to ask questions. By the time the baby came Andrea knew our preferences and how best to support us on the big day.

 

On the morning of the birth Andrea arrived at our house and helped me work through a whole day worth of labor. She had a lot of techniques to move the birth along. She made my husband and I both feel comfortable and confident that I could birth my baby at home even though it was my first baby. She has an amazingly calming energy. As we found, birthing sometimes does not go exactly the way we planned. Andrea was prepared to handle any situation professionally and quickly. After the birth Andrea was there to support us with her at home visit and over the phone. We owe our success to Andrea. We really could not ask for more!

Andrea helped us have an amazing and unforgettable birth. We highly recommend Andrea and would be more than happy to talk to any expecting moms and dads about our birth story.” - Lauren and Larry Olson

 

 

 

Just wanted to shout out big thanks to my awesome midwives Andrea, who took care of us all through the pregnancy and is still a great support, and Felicia, who was my midwife, anchor, and support during Oscar’s birth. She gently guided me through the painful contractions, kept me focused, and helped baby out of some serious tangle. - Denitza Deltcheva

 

 

 

“Andrea was one of the first midwives I interviewed and from that moment I knew I wanted to continue my prenatal care with her and her team. Every question I had for her she answered it with confidence and patience. She made me feel like she genuinely cared for me as a friend before a client. Andrea was the midwife who delivered my baby and I couldn’t be more grateful. During labor she gave us our space; but also watching and monitoring when needed. After delivery she helped us with infant care and nursing and before you know it, we were on our way. Andrea has changed my life in more ways than one. Thank you for believing in me when I didn’t believe in myself. You’re an amazing midwife! Truly an inspiration!” - Somaria C

 

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Northshore Midwives & Lactation Consulting is conveniently located in Kenmore at Eastside Natural Medicine.

 

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