Midwives Association of Alaska
Keeping Midwifery Growing and Accessible in the Last Frontier
The Midwives Association of Alaska (MAA) exists to promote midwifery in Alaska through continuing education, support, and structure for Certified Direct-Entry Midwives and midwifery students. We are committed to the Midwifery Model of Care, providing choices in childbirth for women and babies.
The Midwives Model of Care is based on the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life processes.
The Midwives Model of Care includes:
Monitoring the physical, psychological, & social well-being of the mother in the childbearing cycle
Providing the mother with individualized education, counseling, and prenatal care, continuous hands-on assistance during labor and delivery, and postpartum support
Minimizing technological interventions
Identifying and referring women who require obstetrical attention
The application of this woman-centered model of care has been proven to reduce the incidence of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean section.
Governance of Midwifery in Alaska
Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers - strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.
Barbara Katz Rothman
For Official MAA Correspondence
Elke Saunders, Communications Director
Please contact individual midwives through our Find a Midwife page.
Annual Membership Dues
Make a donation or pay your annual membership dues here. Midwives Association of Alaska thanks you for your support.