Cost of Homebirth


Lower cost alone is never a good reason to consider homebirth, though it may play a part in your decision. Insurance industy studies consistently demonstrate that homebirth is less expensive that hospital births. In Alaska homebirth is covered by insurance and by Denali Kid Care. I also accept credit cards and am happy to work out a payment plan.

Please contact me and we can discuss the cost of your care.


"We have a secret in our culture, and it's not that birth is painful. It's that women are strong." - Laura Stavoe Harm





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."