Welcome to Midwife Ann
Providing midwifery care throughout one of the most exciting journeys of a woman's life. She honors the uniqueness of your experience and feelings, helps to guide you in the direction you desire while providing for your’s and your baby’s safety and well-being throughout the entire journey.

Ann B. Olsen, LM, CPM
Licensed Midwife, Certified Professional Midwife

Serving clients desiring births at home or at The Birthing Inn birth center.

Contact Ann Olsen to set up an appointment for a free consultation, inclusive of each bulleted point in the lists below.

Communities served include:
Enumclaw, Black Diamond, Maple Valley, Covington, Kent, Renton, Auburn, Federal Way, Tacoma, Pacific, Puyallup, Buckley, Bonney Lake, Sumner, Orting, & South Prarie.
What each client can expect with midwifery care from Ann Olsen
 Prenatal Care
  • Preconception interviews
  • Free Consultation
  • Free Pregnancy Testing
  • Prenatal visits which last 1 hour each
  • A prenatal visit once every 4 weeks until your 28th week
  • A prenatal visit once every 2 weeks from your 28th week to your 36th
  • A prenatal visit once every week from your 36th week until birth, including one home visit in the last month
  • Medical History
  • Lab work including: blood grouping, Rh factor, antibody screening, rubella titre, hepatitis screen, serology, CBC, urinalysis, pap smear, cultures if indicated. Other labs if desired, HIV, Cystic Fibrosis, Toxoplasmosis Antibody, Quad Screen, Glucose, GBS culture, and others if desired or indicated. Labs are sent to Quest Diagnostic or LabCorp, as required by insurance
  • Nutrition counseling
  • At each visit, urine checks, weight, blood pressure, fetal well being assessment: heart rate, growth, position, activity
  • Pregnancy and childbirth education
  • Referral for ultrasound if desired or indicated
  • Emotional support
  • 24 hour access to your midwife
 Intrapartum Care 
(Labor, Birth & Immediate Postpartum)
  • Full labor assessment, including, dilation, effacement, fetal position, vital signs monitoring, continuing fetal well being assessment
  • Pain management without drugs
  • Relaxation techniques, including massage, water therapy, etc.
  • All equipment for birth provided
  • Emergency equipment, if needed including, oxygen, suction, IV supplies, antibiotics, antihemorragic drugs, etc.
  • Warm compresses for avoiding tears
  • Full family involvement encouraged
  • Full newborn assessment done
  • Erythromycin eye ointment & vitamin K per parents informed consent
  • Breastfeeding education and assistance
  • Postpartum instructions given and explained
 Postpartum Care
  • Home visits on Day 1 and Day 3, more if needed
  • Postpartum office visits weekly until 6-8 weeks.
  • Footprints
  • Compassionate Newborn Metabolic Screen (PKU)
  • Breastfeeding assistance
  • Newborn well-being assessment
  • Maternal well-being assessment
  • Birth Certificate/Social Security number filed
  • Pap done at 6-8 week visit
  • Family Planning counseling

 Additional Services include
  • Towel Service which includes 12 bath towels, 6 hand towels, 6 washcloths. These will be delivered at your 36 week home visit. No using your good towels, and no laundry for you to deal with after the birth.
  • Custom Birth Kits which will include most everything you will need to birth at home, from cord clamps, and baby hats to protective sheets and sanitary pads
  • Birth pool set up and clean up
  • Laboratory services
  • Herbal remedies and nutritional supplements
  • Lending Library of books and DVDs