· Our Midwives ·
Cynthia Brown, CNM, ARNP
Cindie discovered midwifery in 1984 when she first witnessed a calm, natural childbirth at home. The baby was over 12 pounds! Her interest in the medical field then fused with her desire to promote healthy families, and she immediately knew midwifery was her calling. With this focus, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Washington in 1991, then her Master of Nursing from Oregon Health Sciences University in 1994. She also holds a degree in Systematic Linguistics from Seattle Pacific University. She works as a Certified Nurse-Midwife.
Cindie practiced midwifery for several years in hospital-based practices through Group Health Cooperative and Virginia Mason Medical Center. In 2001, she started a solo practice in north Seattle with an emphasis on personalized care and holistic health. In 2009, she founded Midwife Seattle, Inc. with an aim to expand services of holistic, compassionate maternity care in a variety of birth settings.
Cindie is married to Steve, a high-school Spanish teacher and “renaissance man”. They have three children, one of whom has special needs. All were born at her home in Greenwood. Cindie’s primary life passion is following Jesus, believing He has brought significant healing and love to her life. She wants that same love and power to permeate all she does. She also likes gardening and reading, and has interests in homeopathy and nutrition.
Amanda Deardorff, CNM, ARNP
Since childhood, Amanda knew she wanted to work in women's health. The daughter of missionaries, Amanda lived around the world with a large part of her childhood in Bucharest, Romania. There, she got her first chance to enter the world of birth. She pioneered a new role in Romania, that of a doula. Throughout high school, she attended numerous births in the state- run hospitals of Bucharest.
Amanda began her professional path with a nursing degree from Azusa Pacific University in Los Angeles, California. After graduation, worked as an RN at Children's Hospital Los Angeles in the emergency department. Amanda began her graduate program in Bucharest, Romania through the U.S.-based midwifery program at Frontier Nursing University. While in Romania, she worked at a local women's clinic, hosted a doula training program and attended births once again as a doula. At the same time, Amanda got married to the love of her life, Nathanael.
Amanda is passionate about women's healthcare and is excited to empower women with knowledge about their bodies. With her background as a certified nurse-midwife, she provides compassionate care from a holistic perspective for women from puberty through menopause.
Amanda also loves cooking, reading, photography, traveling and dancing.