Dr. Sunita will be taking a limited number of midwifery clients! Please contact the office at 425-814-2045 to inquire on due date availability for Dr. Sunita’s midwifery services. Sunita is credentialed at both Center for Birth and Cascade Birth Center. She is also attending home births.
The concept of ‘choice’ is ultimately what drew me to midwifery.
As a counselor in a residential program for pregnant and parenting teenage women in Boston, I witnessed the frustrating lack of options and choice available to them. When informed choices were offered, that alone was enough to empower, encourage, and transform them from teenagers to parents.
It is that same transformation that occurs with having choices and being powerful in our own lives that I want for every mother and family. I have loved being with families as they welcomed their little ones into the world and their lives were changed forever.
It is truly one of the most incredible, powerful life experiences, and I am so grateful for the opportunity and privilege to have witnessed and held space for these experiences.
I have resumed my solo midwifery practice here at Eastside Natural Medicine and will be attending births at home and Center for Birth in Seattle. I will be taking a small number of clients per month and plan to be the only care provider for my families during the process, with adequate coverage for vacations and illness. It is important to me that my families feel as if I am good fit for them, as well as being interested in out-of-hospital midwifery care. Please do schedule a Meet and Greet to get to know each other and you may also want to check out www.washingtonmidwives.org to find a local midwife.
Licensed midwives in Washington State are able to offer safe, science-based, and comprehensive maternity care to low-risk women in an out-of-hospital setting. Women have the choice to birth at home or the birth center, and have access to all of the same examinations, testing, surveillance, and referrals that would be available under the care of an obstetrician.
Prenatal care with midwives differs from obstetric care in many ways, and several aspects that stand out for our clients are: longer visits, ample opportunity to ask questions and further your education, a compassionate, trusting relationship with your team, postpartum home visits and committed lactation support, and development of resources that will comprise your support network in the postpartum period. At the same time, midwifery care includes careful monitoring and nurturing of the well-being of both mother and baby prenatally, during the birth, and throughout the postpartum period.
Insurance coverage is available for midwifery care through most major health plans that serve Washington State, including DSHS/Medicaid. This coverage generally includes all visits, labs, ultrasounds, and facility fees from the start of your care through your final postpartum visit.
The Midwives Model of Care
The Midwives Model of Care is based on the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life processes. The Midwives Model of Care includes:
- 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
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As a midwife, I uphold the following guiding principles:
- To work in partnership with women, respecting the dignity and rights of the women I work with, recognizing that the most important determinant of a healthy pregnancy is the mother herself.
- To support women to make informed choices and take responsibility for their own well-being.
- To understand that childbearing is primarily a personal and community event; a normal process that involves physical, emotional and spiritual factors.
- To facilitate these normal processes utilizing a holistic approach, recognizing that each pregnancy and birth is unique.
- I believe that midwifery care represents an important resource for improving the health of mothers, babies and families.
- I am dedicated to the development and advancement of the profession in North America.