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  • Birth Story: Heather’s VBA2C
    Heather’s VBA2C Birth Story (photo provided by Heather) Birth story and photos shared by Heather M. During my last few prenatal visits, my provider had been getting more and more negative about my vba2c [vaginal birth after 2 cesareans]. I would hear comments like, “Oh, you are not dilated at all so you have a crappy cervix and […]
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  • 5 ways a cesarean impacts a new family and what we can do about it
    “I hated him”. Sarah took a deep breath. “I know it’s not logical, there wasn’t anything he could do, but that’s how I felt. I hated him for not protecting me.” A Caesarean Section is both the most common and least necessary surgery conducted in the United States. It is also the only surgical procedure that will be […]
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  • ACOG’s New Labor Guidelines Fall in Step with ICAN’s Mission
    ACOG’s New Labor Guidelines Fall in Step with ICAN’s Mission New, Breakthrough Guidelines Pave Way for Safer Labor and Birth Release Highlights: New study shows that labor takes longer than previously believed, and it is safer in most cases for a woman to labor longer than for providers to push for cesarean birth. The emphasis throughout the report […]
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  • Was the art of independence lost in the shuffle? Or forced out in labor and delivery rooms?
    By Jennifer Antonik Our daughter is in that lovely stage of life where everything has to be a struggle or it isn’t worth her time it seems. She’ll be three soon. (I can see many of you emphatically nodding your heads in empathetic understanding.) Truly, I love that age though. It’s magical. She is quite the independent little princess. […]
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  • New Survey Shows High Success Rate for VBAC’s at Home
    by Karen Troy, PhD The Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA) recently published data from a large and well-tracked series of planned home births, the result of a home birth registry program that was initiated in 2004 (1).  The data set included nearly 17,000 planned home births attended by a mix of midwives including CPMs (79%), […]
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Alaska

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
http://www.alaskamidwives.org/

Alaska Family Health & Birth Center
728 Gaffney Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701
907- 456-3719
http://www.akbirthcenter.org

Childbirth with Love
2490 East 42nd Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99508
chin@childbirthwithlove.com
http://www.childbirthwithlove.com/

Heartsong Midwifery
927 S Cobb St, Palmer AK
907-315-3070
tammy@heartsongmidwifery.com
http://www.heartsongmidwifery.com

Juneau Family Health and Birth Center
1601 Salmon Creek Lane, Juneau, Alaska 99801
907-586-1203
info@juneaubirthcenter.org
http://www.juneaubirthcenter.org

Mat-Su Midwifery
2650 Broadview Avenue. Wasilla, AK 99654
907-373-3420
http://www.matsumidwifery.com/

Midwifery & Women’s Health Center at Geneva Woods
3730 Rhone Circle Anchorage, AK 99508
907-561-5152
http://www.genevawoodsbirthcenter.net/

Natural Beginnings Midwifery
808 S Bailey St, Suite 105, Palmer, AK 99645
 907-746-2212
info@natualbeginningsmidwifery.com
http://www.naturalbeginningsmidwifery.com

New Life Midwifery
231 East Swanson Ave, Suite 26, Wasilla, AK 99654
907-745-4766
New Life Midwifery

Pioneer Midwifery
1649 W Parks Hwy in Wasilla
907- 373-6068
kristin@midwife.net
http://midwife.net/

Windsong Midwifery & Birthcenter
231 East Swanson Avenue
Wasilla, AK 99654
907-373-2672
Email: akstork@mtaonline.net
http://www.windsongmidwifery.com/

Other listings:

Alaska listing of Midwives on Breastfeeding.com

Birthing Naturally – Alaska