Birth Passion Midwifery

Shannon Smith, LM, CPM

About Me

I have felt a deep connection to birthing women for as long as I can remember. In my care your wishes and desires will be respected while your health and the welfare of your baby will be safely guarded. I believe in the Midwives Model of Care as well as building meaningful relationships with my clients.

 

I am a mother of five from the ages of nine to 19. My first three children were born in the hospital with midwives, and my last two were born at home. During my first pregnancy I read everything about pregnancy and childbirth that I could get my hands on and that started my journey of helping other women become well informed of their choices for their own births. I have home educated my children for most of the last 18 years. I attend McKenna Community Church, an amazing church often referred to as the Grace Place. I am also a military wife and have even had one of my babies while my husband was deployed. If you find yourself in a similar situation, please reach out to me, I have been there! When I am not doing home visits or working my way out of mountains of laundry, I can be found on the sidelines cheering on one of my teens or snuggling up reading to my little ones.

Midwives Model of Care

The Midwives Model of Care is based on the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life processes. The application of this woman-centered model of care has been proven to reduce the incidence of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean section.

 

  • Monitoring the physical, psychological, and social well-being of the mother throughout the childbearing cycle

  • Providing the mother with individualized education, counseling, and prenatal care, continuous hands-on assistance during labor and delivery, and postpartum support

  • Minimizing technological interventions

  • Identifying and referring women who require obstetrical attention

 

Services

Prenatal Care

Personal, individualized prenatal care with plenty of time to ask questions. Includes a free consultation and regular appointments during your pregnancy.

Birth

Full labor assessment including dilation, effacement, fetal position, vital signs, and frequent fetal well-being assessments. Pain management without drugs and much more.

Postnatal Care

Home visits, postpartum visits in the office, compassionate newborn metabolic screening, breastfeeding assistance, newborn and maternity well-being assessments and much more

 

Testimonials

"When you arrived at my labor it was like someone opening a window. You infused me with confidence and energy.Your attitude and energy was something that resonated very positively with me."

L.M.
 
 
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Offices located in Spanaway and Olympia, WA

Office # 253-370-6987

I would be honored to speak with you about your pregnancy needs and desires. Please fill out the contact form below or call for your complimentary consultation.

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