Our Licensed Midwives are holistic providers who have legal licensure by the state of Washington, with the first having been issued in 1917. LMs are experts in healthy low risk pregnancy and normal physiologic birth. As specialists in out-of-hospital birth, LMs catch babies in homes or at freestanding birth centers like The Birthing Inn. LMs are direct entry midwives, which means their training started with out-of-hospital births, rather than nursing in hospitals. LMs do not have prescriptive authority. As holistic health care providers, LMs recommend natural remedies and preventative treatments such as herbs, homeopathy, nutrition, and lifestyle counseling.