Welcome to Midwifery & Women's Health Care

We are a diverse group of midwives who specialize in out-of-hospital birth and provide well-woman care to clients between the ages of 13 and 65 within the Anchorage area.

Midwifery and Women’s Health Care (MWHC) believes in a collaborative model of care. We are a mixed practice of both Certified Direct-Entry Midwives (CDM’s) and Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM’s). Although we primarily focus on supporting families seeking an out-of-hospital birth experience at Anchorage Birth Center, our CNM’s also have privileges at both local hospitals. If a woman’s risk status increases during pregnancy, we work in close cooperation with physicians to develop and provide the safest care plan.

It is the belief of MWHC that pregnancy and childbirth are natural extensions of the human experience. We seek to empower clients in navigating this time period by providing complete and accurate information, meanwhile respecting the individuality and uniqueness of each woman and her family’s perspectives. Our goal is to fuse current, evidence- based practice with the traditional art of midwifery.

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Our Midwives

Our midwives have 40+ years of combined experience, and have caught over 1300 babies!

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Birth Stories

Our clients have so many nice things to say about our midwives. Read more about their experiences here.

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99% of our clients initiate breastfeeding at birth, and over 90% continue to breastfeed past 6 weeks postpartum!

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