"She respects the need for sacred space by being unobtrusive and gentle in her guidance."
Morgan Hughes, LM, CPM (she/her)
Morgan’s path to midwifery began during her undergraduate studies where she majored in English Language and Literature and minored in Gender and Health. What inevitably brought Morgan to the doorstep of community-based midwifery was an empathy for diverse human experiences, awe at the opportunity of birth to be a highly personal and social event, and the simple belief that health care should be holistic. Pregnancy is a transitional and vulnerable time where people deserve to be treated with the upmost respect, sensitivity, and love. She strives to ensure that the intentional care she provides makes a lifelong effect on her clients.
After graduating from the University of Michigan, she began her studies at Midwives College of Utah (MCU). While attending MCU, she worked with Friends of Michigan Midwives to further state licensure efforts, volunteered at MomsBloom in Michigan to aid parents in the day-to-day life of the immediate postpartum period, and offered birth doula and placenta encapsulation services to her communities. She has supported hundreds of families through the childbearing year and has attended births in homes, birth centers, and hospitals.
Morgan graduated from MCU Summa Cum Laude in 2017 and is a Licensed Midwife in Washington State and a Certified Professional Midwife through the North American Registry of Midwives. She is a professional member of the Midwives' Association of Washington State (MAWS). Morgan lives in Indianola and is passionate about gardening, exploring the Olympics, reading short stories, and tending to her relationships.
"Meredith's calm and nurturing presence at my pre birth visits and during my smooth (and naturally trying!) birth made for a wonderful experience for my first birth."
Meredith Milholland, LM, CPM (she/her)
Midwifery has always been an interest of Meredith’s; she was a born at home and grew up in a family dedicated to nurturing rites of passage. Since witnessing her younger sisters birth at home, Meredith fell in love with the incredible mystery of growing and welcoming a child. She began to pursue midwifery as a life path in 2013, when she started an apprenticeship with Carol Gautschi, LM, CPM in Sequim, WA.
After working with Carol, Meredith apprenticed with Peninsula Midwives in Port Townsend, WA and finished up her clinical training with Gentle Hands Midwifery in Bellingham, WA in early 2018. Meredith has attended many births in different settings; at home, birth center and at the hospital. While doing an apprenticeship model of training and spending time working with families from diverse backgrounds, Meredith graduated from Birthwise Midwifery School, doing their low-residency program. When not studying or attending births Meredith enjoys hiking, mushroom hunting, cooking delicious food and celebrating with her community.
Meredith lives in Port Townsend, WA. She and her wonderful husband, Danny, welcomed their first child earth-side last year. Meredith feels deeply honored to uphold the beauty and intimacy of birth and looks forward to providing family-centered, holistic, community-based care in Kitsap and Jefferson counties.
Collaboration to best serve you
Some midwifery practices have one midwife, where others consist of multiple midwives in one practice. We offer holistic support to one another, which in turn supports our clients. For over two years, we've been exploring what it means to be compassionate, attentive, evidence-informed midwives - together.
You'll get to know both midwives throughout your pregnancy. Depending on where you live, you may have more visits scheduled with one midwife over another midwife. We share on-call time (since midwives are on-call 24/7, 365 days per year) responding to client phone calls and e-mails. Both midwives aim to attend all births together.
We have a long history of promoting "self care" to our clients. This joint effort allows us as care providers to follow our own advice. Together we collaborate to ensure a long-lasting and sustainable midwifery practice, as we aim to serve our communities reliably for years to come. This collaboration also allows us to uphold the high caliber midwifery care our clients expect with well-rested, genuinely present, wholly-supported midwives. We can't wait to be on your team!