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Tammy, ICAN leader in Anchorage, Alaska wanted to share this with everyone:
“CDM and CPM are not allowed to attend VBACs out of the hospital. And CNMs refuse to.There is a very short list of truly supportive care providers in Alaska the do support and encourage VBACs.
Dr. Elrod (wasilla)
Geneva Woods (anchorage)
Dr. Bell (Anchorage)”

The Alaska Chapter of the American College of Nurse-Midwives

Alaska Family Health & Birth Center
728 Gaffney Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701
907- 456-3719

Childbirth with Love
2490 East 42nd Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99508

Heartsong Midwifery
927 S Cobb St, Palmer AK

Juneau Family Health and Birth Center
1601 Salmon Creek Lane, Juneau, Alaska 99801

Mat-Su Midwifery
2650 Broadview Avenue. Wasilla, AK 99654

Midwifery & Women’s Health Center at Geneva Woods
3730 Rhone Circle Anchorage, AK 99508

Natural Beginnings Midwifery
808 S Bailey St, Suite 105, Palmer, AK 99645

New Life Midwifery
231 East Swanson Ave, Suite 26, Wasilla, AK 99654
New Life Midwifery

Pioneer Midwifery
1649 W Parks Hwy in Wasilla
907- 373-6068

Windsong Midwifery & Birthcenter
231 East Swanson Avenue
Wasilla, AK 99654

Other listings:

Alaska listing of Midwives on

Birthing Naturally – Alaska