A birth center birth is a great option for women who are essentially healthy and free of serious pregnancy or health complications. As Certified Professional midwives, we are experts in out-of-hospital birth. We believe pregnancy and birth are normal, if extraordinary, life processes. We can talk with you during a free consultation appointment to help determine if midwifery care is right for you.
Center for Birth Midwives Tina Tsiakalis and Wendy Gordon look forward to meeting you!
About Tina and Wendy
Tina Tsiakalis, LM, CPM
Tina has had a lifelong fascination with the power of the human body and the transformative nature of pregnancy and childbirth for women and their families. She has a deep respect for the physiology of birth and the ability of women to make their own informed healthcare choices. Tina originally is from Boston, and is a first-generation Greek-American. She graduated from Harvard University and in the early 1990's moved to Seattle, where she worked in the tech and start-up business world for a number of years. The birth of her first child rekindled Tina's early interest in pregnancy and birth and she followed that interest to the Seattle Midwifery School. Tina has had the benefit of training and later working alongside midwives in the greater Seattle area before establishing Center for Birth Midwives. In 2010/2011 Tina established Center for Birth, bringing a multi-suite childbirth center back to metropolitan Seattle. Tina serves on the Midwives Association of Washington State Board of Directors, and is a member of the National Association of Certified Professional Midwives (NACPM). Tina is married and has two children, one of whom was born at home with midwives.
Wendy Gordon, LM, CPM, MPH
Wendy grew up in northern Minnesota and received her degree in chemical engineering from the University of North Dakota. She embarked on a twisty career path that included refinery engineering in Minneapolis, corporate recruiting in Kansas, and human resources in Portland. Wendy finally discovered her calling to midwifery in 2001. She trained and worked as a doula, then entered Seattle Midwifery School's three-year program and graduated in Fall 2005 with the Jo Anne Myers-Ciecko Award for Outstanding Scholarship and Leadership. Wendy helped to grow a busy practice in Portland, OR for 7+ years before moving to Seattle in the summer of 2012. Wendy is a Certified Professional Midwife and is licensed in Washington. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Midwifery at Bastyr University (formerly Seattle Midwifery School) and teaches upcoming midwifery students. Wendy is an active member of the Midwives Alliance Division of Research and the Midwives Association of Washington State, as well as a board member of the Association of Midwifery Educators. Wendy is happily married and has a beautiful daughter who was born at home.