Methow Midwifery has closed it's doors Oct 2015, but Blue Bradley is still seeing women and infants now at the Twisp Family Health Centers medical clinic. Please call 509-997-2011 for an appointment.
Blue Bradley is a Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM), Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP), and was the owner of Methow Midwifery & Women’s Health from Oct 2008 til Oct 2015 when it closed. Born in Colorado, she moved to the Methow in 1995 and worked at every bakery and restaurant before going back to school.
She has wanted to be a midwife since 1999 when she took a birth doula (professional support person) training, and learned about the inadequacies of the mainstream system that cares for birthing women, and about ways midwives help to empower women in pregnancy and labor.
Her RN degree was achieved in Omak and she worked at The Country Clinic in Winthrop (rural Family Practice) for 6 years. In 2008, she graduated from the Frontier School of Midwifery & Family Nursing with a Master's degree in Midwifery and opened Methow Midwifery in October of 2008.
Her wonderfully supportive husband, Larry, owns North Cascades Mountain Guides and is an avid climber, back country skier, and avalanche instructor. He takes Blue on many adventures when she is not waiting for babies to be born. Together, with their dog Scooby, they live in Mazama.
Doula for Methow Moms:
Becky Studen: A transplant from New England, Becky Studen has lived in the Methow Valley most of her adult life. She worked as a biologist and educator for the U.S. Forest Service for 12 years before joining her husband Aaron in running their family business in 2007. In 2000, Becky gave birth to her first son, Simon, with great support from family, a doula (Blue Bradley), many nurses and hospital staff, and now retired midwife, Sheryl Smith. It was a long labor. Needing empathy and support for the new challenges that motherhood and breastfeeding brought, Becky joined the “Mothering Through Breastfeeding” support group (now known as Room One's “Mothering Group”). She greatly enjoyed the support, information, and community that the Mothering Group provided for several years and became a facilitator of the group from 2003 to 2005 . In 2006 Becky gave birth to her daughter Gabby with lots of support again, and thankfully a much shorter labor. Believing in and supporting the natural process of birth has been a passion for Becky. In 2008 she became certified in Neonatal Resuscitation and also became a certified yoga instructor with an emphasis on prenatal and children's yoga.