Quintessential Birth


Serving Lewis, Cowlitz and Thurston Counties, Washington

September 21, 2019

Meet Chris Arrowsmith CPM, LM. ! We have been waiting to make this announcement for about a year that we have worked on the process of bringing her here to practice with us. 

We are currently accepting new clients, and offer free initial consultation to see if we are a...

January 27, 2017

One of the trickier decisions leading up to the birth of a second baby is whether or not to have the older sibling present for the birth of the new addition. The idea can be both exciting and intimidating, but here are four ways to frame your decision-making process to...

January 16, 2017

When people ask me what a doula is in passing (not an uncommon question in Lewis County), I usually tell them that a doula is a childbirth coach, a support person, an assistant, an expert in labor comfort measures, and that I also encapsulate placentas. This is the eas...

September 1, 2014

I remember this day. It would be May 5, 2010, the morning after giving birth to my 5th child. It was a difficult birth, technically a homebirth, but was at my midwife's house. The baby was a face presentation with "the shortest cord my midwife had ever seen" wrapped t...

August 26, 2014

Dear Friends,


Please join me in supporting Salmonberry Community Birth Center. They are having an indie go go campaign to get this vision off the ground. Kitsap County is very much in need of birth options. This birth center will be a freestanding midwifery care mo...

August 25, 2014

I was surfing the web... as I often do when I finish a large project for school and need to let my brain unwind. I ran across this letter that made me feel so passionate and inspired that I just had to share it. It is from a website called improvingbirth.org and I'll s...

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