Independent Practices Located in the Center for Birth Building, First Floor

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, Brooks Siegal, CPM, LM, MSM, and Tina Tsiakalis, CPM, LM

Prenatal care, home and birth center birth.

Primary Care Medicine

Naturopathic physicians Sara Alvarado and Abigail Nelson

Midwifery care, home and birth center birth.

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

Acupuncture and herbs for the childbearing year

Jasmine Bay, Acupuncturist

Massage Therapy & More

Libby Golden LMP, Doula

Fertility, Pregnancy and Postpartum services

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