I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to work with Blythe. This was our first out of hospital birth (3rd pregnancy). Blythe helped my husband and I prepare for the arrival of Sawyer by providing thorough care, suggestions, and educational resources. I never imagined that our birth process would be as relaxed and calming as it was. Blythe and her birth assistant, Heather, provided great knowledge, reassurance and calm in our home. I strongly recommend Blythe for anyone considering the home birth option.
~Andrea Genuich, San Juan Island
The fact that we had seamless care before, during, and after labor took away so much stress! I really trusted that we were in great hands.
The two week checkup postpartum was very special, since we didn’t have to leave our home. Thank you for coming to us!
I really appreciate how Blythe understands the needs of islanders. We are very grateful.
~MM Orcas Island
Blythe was a great support for us with our prenatal and postpartum care. She was kind,
caring and flexible as she helped us during this time of transition. We are so glad that
she is practicing in the San Juans!
~Heather Harrison, Lopez Island
“I am very grateful for Blythe’s utter confidence in my body’s ability to birth-especially in our preferred way! Upon finding out that I was pregnant, I knew immediately that I preferred a home birth experience. Upon meeting Blythe, her energy immediately grounded me down, instilling confidence in the natural birthing process, in my body, and in my partner and myself as we began our parenting journey. That confidence really helped to relax me throughout the pregnancy, as well as Blythe’s easy availability for texting and calling whenever! Blythe supported my baby and body by providing not only great typical pre and postnatal care, but she also created tinctures, syrups, and tea blends to support good nutrient levels. For the birth itself, Blythe’s experience, calm demeanor, and soothing voice helped ease my sweet boy Earth side in the best possible way. I would highly recommend trusting your pregnancy and birthing in Blythe’s capable and loving hands- I know we will for our next star!”
~Gloria Gilmer, Lopez Island
“Blythe has been so supportive and kind throughout our journey and it has meant so much to me and my family!”
~Abby Fuhriman, San Juan Island
“Loved working with Blythe. She was very flexible and worked with me to fit my needs. I felt comfortable and seen the whole time”
~Beth Ware, San Juan Island
“I have always known I wanted to birth my children at home. Both my brother and I were born at home and I was raised knowing that birth is natural and safe. By great good fortune when my partner Randy and I became pregnant, Blythe had just opened her practice in the San Juans. Blythe’s care from day one was exactly what I would have hoped for in a midwife. She was caring, compassionate, skilled and deeply trusting of the birth process, which meant she could be hands off when I desired it.
Our care from Blythe throughout the pregnancy was holistic and informed. I appreciated her knowledge and use of herbal medicines, including providing herbs and tinctures. Her use of homeopathics during the birth was invaluable as well.
The birth of our daughter was long but Blythe and her assistant Fahrida were a calm and assuring presence for us. It was helpful knowing everything was going as expected and there was never pressure to speed things along or any threat of transferring brought into the birthing space.
I had desired a mother-led experience and to the best of her ability my specific requests around my birth were honored.
Birthing at home is a beautiful experience and a true gift. I couldn’t recommend it enough. Before Blythe, finding a homebirth midwife to serve the islands was difficult and expensive. We are lucky to have her and her knowledge available to families in the islands. Thank you Blythe!”
~Callie North, Lopez Island