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Midwives Association of Alaska

Keeping Midwifery Growing and Accessible in the Last Frontier

Our Mission

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

MAA By-laws

Alaska Certified Direct-Entry Midwives Statutes and Regulations

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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

Expecting a Sibling

For Official MAA Correspondence

Melanie Sipes, Communications Director

Please contact individual midwives through our Find a Midwife page.

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MAA Members

Annual Membership Dues

Make a donation or pay your annual membership dues here. Midwives Association of Alaska thanks you for your support.

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