Peggy Halsey Midwifery Birth Center Wasilla

Peggy Halsey, CDM, CPM

My passion is helping new families get off to the best possible start as they add a new miracle to their lives. Before starting midwifery training in 2002 I was already working in the birth field as a DONA Trainer, DONA Doula, Birth Educator, HypnoBirth Instructor and Infant Massage Teacher. I believe that women have the intrinsic ability to birth their babies. My greatest joy is seeing women and families reach their potential as they birth with dignity. Great empowerment is achieved as the journey of pregnancy and birth is explored. I draw experience from my own four un-medicated births and the many I have been blessed to take part in over the years since then. When I am not at work I enjoy studying, gardening, yard work, cooking, exercise and most importantly spending time with family.

Cristen Kolb, AM

Cristen Kolb is a birth assistant. She has been attending births in the Mat-Su Valley & Anchorage since 2011 and she first started birth work supporting women and their families as a doula.  Cristen has received doula training through (CAPPA) Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association as well as Birth Assistant training and extended studies with certification on breastfeeding and identifying tongue and lip ties through NW Birth Assistants. Cristen is a member of the Alaska Birth Network, as an active member of the birth community she has been a part of many community events to raise awareness and support for women and their rights to birth. Through her passion she has naturally progressed in her interests and desires, to include Birth Assisting and most recently is enjoying her new roll as an apprentice midwife, learning alongside some of the best and brightest Alaska has to offer in midwifery. Cristen plans to join her preceptors earning her licensure through Alaska state as a CDM, CPM

 

Hazel Roman O’Neill, RN, Birth Assistant, Office Assistant

Rachel Summerlin, Lactation Counselor, Birth Educator, Massage

Jenni Dickey, Child Birth Educator

Audrey Ellen, Birth Assistant

I began my journey to midwifery standing in an 8x8 shack in the slums of Manilla, Philippines. It was there holding a minutes old little boy I knew that I wanted to serve women in such a special time of their lives. Those few hours in that shack led me back to the Philippines a few years later to begin my midwifery training. I learned, worked and served in the Philippines for two years attending close to 200 births. I continue to love being with families as they welcome a new life into the world whether that’s overseas or here in the Valley. I believe that every woman has the right give birth in a safe environment with the support of people she loves. I also believe in every woman’s ability to give birth and her right to make informed decisions for herself and her baby. While my “one day” desire is to go back oversees and help mama’s have safe deliveries, I feel so privileged for the opportunity to serve each and every amazing mother that comes through our door!
When I am not waiting for a baby’s first cry I love to travel, hike, rock climb or simply curl up with a cup of tea and good book!

Assisting Midwives

  • Deborah Schneider, CDM
  • Kate Halsey, CNM