Although Revolutions is a solo midwifery practice, I could not do this work without an amazing team, including our office manager, back up midwives, birth assistants, and students who all help keep things running smoothly. With few exceptions (sudden illness, family emergency, or being at another birth), I will be the primary midwife at your birth. I call on my back up midwives for those situations, or if the stars align and I’m already at another client’s birth when you go into labor.
I always bring a birth assistant with me and they usually arrive towards the end of your labor, as you start pushing. They help me with charting and are another set of eyes and hands if we need to do any resuscitation for you or your baby after birth. Usually that assistant is a fellow licensed midwife, but sometimes it’s someone who’s trained and experienced in assisting who does not have formal clinical training.
In addition, I may have a student with me. They assist with charting and vitals if they are new, or might be more hands on if they are an advanced student. You are always welcome to let us know your comfort level with student involvement at your birth–but know that we rely on students to help us do our job well and Revolutions believes strongly in the responsibility to offer training opportunities to aspiring BIPOC midwives. We are always happy to discuss your questions, concerns, and desires around your birth team.
All members of your birth team are trained in Neonatal Resuscitation, Basic Life Support, and have been personally trained by me to provide seamless care. Birth assistants are also trained in placenta encapsulation and are happy to provide this service for a small additional fee.
Note: All members of the Revolutions Midwifery team have received their complete COVID vaccine series per Governor Inslee’s healthcare vaccination mandate.
Medical Assistant and Office Manager
Alisha (she/her) is our medical assistant and office manager. She is the first person you’ll meet when you come to our office, greeting you at the door, administering rapid COVID tests if needed, and getting you comfortably settled. She is our in-house phlebotomist and brings a wealth of clinical experience, including all the behind the scenes work of keeping our clinic fully stocked, instruments sterilized, and lab collection processes compliant. If you have any questions regarding scheduling, billing, prior authorizations, or medical leave paperwork, she will likely be your first line of contact.
Alisha felt driven to enter the healthcare field to make a positive impact and difference in the lives of others. She had a specific goal of getting into OB/Gyn to allow her to contribute her compassion for during a women’s pregnancy journey. Being a mother of 3 herself, she is very familiar with the impact of receiving excellent care. She has 12 years of experience in providing excellent patient care, 7 of which have been dedicated to women’s healthcare. She strives to make each visit as pleasant and educational as possible and is dedicated to making sure all your healthcare needs and concerns are met.
In her time outside of her professional life, Alisha spends her time dedicated to her family. She is the proud mother of 3 young men and 1 grandson. Her second passion in life is anything and everything revolving around the game of football. Her 2 youngest boys have played football since 2013 and her husband coaches little league. It is safe to say football is life in her household. It is her favorite past time, and she is a loud and proud football Mama.
Back Up Midwives
We look forward to welcoming Vanessa Bussell as Revolutions Midwifery’s first student this fall!
Dr. Steven Maynard has had the honor of professionally caring for women for over 25 years. He is a board-certified OBGYN physician and is skilled at assisting women with high-risk pregnancies as well as those who seek a more natural path to childbirth. Dr. Maynard trained with midwives at Brown University’s Women and Infants’ Hospital and has consistently provided support to hospital-based and community midwives throughout his career. He is adept at helping women with breech babies and twins. He is especially supportive of women who are trying to achieve a normal delivery after a previous cesarean birth. Dr. Maynard attends births at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Tacoma General Hospital.
Revolutions Midwifery also refers our clients to Rainier OB/GYN for most ultrasound imaging needs. Their sonographer is Sally Andersen, RDMS and she is highly rated by her clients for her knowledge, skill, and gentle bedside manner.