Kristin Kali, LM CPM

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Kristin Kali, LM CPM is a talented and insightful guide for families in the process of welcoming a baby. As a midwife, she applies clinical knowledge within a context of client education, empowerment and support. Since 1995, Kristin has assisted hundreds of people in the process of becoming parents.

Kristin holds space for new parents to fully realize the deeply transformational process and life-altering capacity of the conception, pregnancy and birth experience. She honors the centrality of a parent’s own sense of inner knowing, vital to the journey of creating, birthing and nurturing a child. She works in partnership with families who have decided to take an active role in the health of their pregnancies, their babies, and their relationships with one another, facilitating empowerment within an atmosphere of trust, respect and love. Learn more about the fertility services and midwifery care Kristin offers at MAIA.

Kristin is a Licensed Midwife in California and Washington, and a Certified Professional Midwife through the North American Registry of Midwives. She is a graduate of Seattle Midwifery School (now at Bastyr University) and a member of the Midwives Association of North America, National Association of Certified Professional Midwives, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, California Association of Midwives, and she is a board member of the Midwives Association of Washington State. Kristin is a skilled public speaker and has presented at numerous conferences and events across the country. She also provides training and consulting services for organizations working towards gender inclusivity and the reduction of health disparities for LGBTQ people.

Kristin joined MAIA in 2005 and is sole owner.

Nicole Grapentine-Benton

Photo of Nico Grapentine-Benton, MAIA's office managerNico hails from Madison, Wisconsin and has lived in Seattle since 2012. They keep MAIA’s office running smoothly with their organizational prowess and technical support skills. Nico balances their time as MAIA’s office manager with their own work as a postpartum doula, nanny and reiki practitioner. In their spare time, Nico is usually playing outside on their bike or scrambling around a mountain.




MAIA’s Founder

Since conceiving MAIA in 1993, founder Stephanie Brill has achieved national recognition by helping thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals with every aspect of creating family, pregnancy, and parenthood. She is author of The New Essential Guide to Lesbian Conception, Pregnancy and Birth, published in 2001 and revised in 2006.

Since leaving MAIA in 2006, Stephanie’s work has been focused on making the world a better place for gender nonconforming and transgender children. She is founder of Gender Spectrum, a nonprofit organization that provides education, training and support to help create a gender-sensitive and inclusive environment for all children and teens. In 2008, Stephanie co-authored the book, The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals.

To reach Stephanie Brill, please visit

Kristin Kali photo by Castallian Photography