Practitioners and Services Located at 1500 Eastlake Ave E. 

In addition to Center for Birth Midwives, the birth center's resident midwifery practice, a number of independent practitioners are located on the ground floor of the Center for Birth building. 


The reception area has been designed to double as a classroom and event space, for everything from Penny Simkin's infamous childbirth preparation class series, to movie screenings, workshops, community acupuncture, and Dancing for Birth (tm) classes.   

The birth center's resident midwifery practice. Wendy Gordon, CPM, LM, MPH, and Tina Tsiakalis, CPM, LM

Midwifery care and naturopathic medicine.

Acupuncture and herbs for the childbearing year.

Libby Golden LMP, Doula

Fertility, Pregnancy and Postpartum services

Midwifery Care: Heather Chorley, Traci Palagi, and Marge Mansfield. Based in Columbia City, with satellite location at 1500 Eastlake Ave E (Center for Birth, First Floor)

Prenatal Massage therapist with 38 years of experience. Sliding scale available

Childbirth Preparation Classes @ Center for Birth

Taught by Penny Simkin, a specialized childbirth preparation class specifically for families planning to birth at a freestanding birth center or at home. Registration for her 7-week series is at