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Empowered Births at Around the Circle Midwifery in Olympia!

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Having a baby should be one of the most positive experiences of your life. There’s a good chance you’ve waited for this moment for years, and now that it’s here, it feels like a total dream! But one of the biggest ways to snap you back into reality is to lose your voice regarding your pregnancy and labor. Often, the medical world wants to treat you like you’re just another patient. This is where Around the Circle Midwifery stands apart. This Olympia institution is home to some of the best birth professionals around! If you’ve been looking at different options for your delivery, let me tell you why I think you just might fall in love with this practice. 

About Around the Circle Midwifery

Around the Circle is a midwifery practice that operates out of an adorable craftsman house built in 1909. The midwives share this space with The Birth House, a freestanding birth center. In the practice, the midwives believe that birth is a natural occurrence. They understand that you know your body better than anyone and want to ensure you get the final say in your delivery. 

You can choose from five midwives, all of which dedicate themselves to giving you the best birth experience. At the practice, they specialize in out-of-hospital births. Whether you’ve always dreamed of delivering at home or prefer the convenience of a freestanding birth center, they’ll support you! You can check out this extraordinary practice at 2120 Pacific Avenue SE in Olympia. 

Details of a mother to be standing in a field holding her bump Around the Circle Midwifery


If you’ve been considering booking a midwife for your delivery, the best way to start is with Around the Circle Midwifery’s free consultation, where you can meet the different professionals and learn more about what their practice entails. From here, you can book regular appointments with a midwife, just like you would with an OBGYN. 

You’ll receive consistent care from the same person throughout your entire pregnancy. You can invite your partner and your family for these visits, and your midwife will take the time at each one to ensure they address all your concerns. They will perform all of your lab work and assessments at the office. 

As you near your due date, you’ll establish your birth plan, and Around the Circle Midwifery will make sure it’s honored as much as possible! The office offers water birth and will give you the resources to have this option at your house. You’ll receive four postpartum visits in the six weeks following your delivery. 

A pregnant mother plays and carries her toddler daughter on her bump while walking down a park path


At Around the Circle Midwifery, they want to be a part of your regular care! The office provides regular well-woman visits, including breast exams, pap smears, and family planning services. Their gentle, compassionate care will help make these often uncomfortable appointments much more manageable! 

Around the Circle Midwifery

If you’ve been searching for a birth professional who will give you the best experience, check out Around the Circle Midwifery in Olympia. This fabulous office is dedicated to empowering you throughout your delivery! 

Once you have your midwife, it’s time to start thinking about pictures! I’m a Seattle photographer specializing in maternity and family photography, and I cannot wait to help you celebrate! I take the time throughout each session to make sure you feel relaxed and comfortable so we can be sure your pictures feel authentic and look gorgeous! If you’ve been on the search for a photographer for your wonderful family, I’d love to connect! Contact me to find out more.

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Hi I'm lENA

Welcome to the blog, a place for helpful parenting resources and planning tips for couples. Stay a while and say hello!

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