Sadie Whitten, CPM, MSM
For as long as I could remember, I have always wanted to “help pregnant people”. To learn what that meant to me was where my journey to become a midwife began.
The Pacific Northwest is where I call home. I grew up in Redmond, Washington and just recently moved up to the Bayside Neighborhood of Everett with my boyfriend. I spent four years in Boise, Idaho, where I attended Boise State University for my undergrad. There, I received a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and a minor in Spanish. I had the opportunity to intern at a hospital in San Ramón, Costa Rica during a summer studying abroad. There, I observed my first births as well as volunteer for the local milk bank. I soon realized that I felt passionate towards serving families during this transition into parenthood and giving birthing parents the right of autonomy during their pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.
My journey to midwifery continued when I decided to apply to midwifery school. I graduated from Bastyr University and received a Master’s of Science in Midwifery. For my Master’s track, I chose to emphasize my studies in Botanical Medicine. This was an extensive two-year training that has helped develop my passion towards the use of herbs during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum. During my time as a student-midwife, I was able to apprentice in two community birth settings: a primarily home birth practice as well as a high-volume birth center. During these years, I have had the privilege to attend over 100 births. Additionally, I worked closely along the side of a lactation consultant and feel passionate towards providing lactation support to each client I serve. It is my devotion to serve families with holistic, evidence-based individualized care during their childbearing year.
Outside from midwifery, you can find me crafting, hammocking, and out finding adventure while wearing my Tevas.