Offering Alaskans Gentle Birth Choices...


Pioneer Midwifery is focused on family-centered births. Our prenatal care strives for low risk pregnancies through nutrition, education, and careful monitoring.

Services Offered:


  • Monthly visits to 28 weeks
  • Bi-weekly visits to 36 weeks
  • Weekly visits to 40 weeks
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Lab work
  • Ultrasounds if needed
  • Books and videos for loan
  • Labor and postpartum care
  • Newborn exam at birth
  • 24 hour and 3 day home visit after birth
  • Postpartum care for 6 weeks after birth


"To witness the birth of a child is our best opportunity to experience the meaning of the word miracle." - Paul Carvel






Kirsten Gerrish is a direct-entry midwife, certified by the State of Alaska . She provides care for women wishing to give birth out of the hospital.

Kirsten Gerrish"Before starting as a midwife, I worked both as a doula ( and as a Bradley Natural Childbirth Educator ( My goal is to help women birth in whatever way they wish, with the least amount of intervention possible. I believe women should birth surrounded by people who love them and in an evironment and atmosphere that the woman choses. This allows the woman to fully relax and let the birth unfold as it needs to."