Seacoast Birth Matters offers classes and support for expecting and new families. We wholeheartedly believe that each person’s journey from birth to baby is unique, and that parenthood is not one-size-fits-all. We meet you where you are on your individual journey, while supporting your birth and baby needs.


Andrea Rutherford

Andrea is the owner and founder of Seacoast Birth Matters.  She is an independent perinatal educator, certified childbirth educator, Birthing from Within mentor, certified lactation counselor, postpartum and birth doula, and a MotherWoman facilitator.  Andrea works with midwives, physicians, and all medical providers to offer Seacoast area childbearing families exceptional care.

Andrea has been supporting, nurturing and celebrating families from pregnancy through parenting since 1996. Her evidence based practice is organically grown from her own experiences with birth as a mother, doula, mentor and educator.

 As a doula, Andrea saw the need for mothers to connect with other mothers for support, and wanted to create a space for parents to receive encouragement which resulted in the creation of her weekly mother group, Mama Nest.

Andrea is a mother of three beautifully grown children, and is inspired by nature, her dog, seaside gardening, summertime, yoga, babies, cooking, and especially family.