Dana Whittaker, Certified Nurse Midwife and Advanced Nurse Practitioner, received her nursing degree from Weber State University and her masters from Frontier Nursing University. She became a Certified Direct Entry Midwife in Alaska after attending Seattle Midwifery School where she specialized in home births. She has been a nurse at South Peninsula Hospital for 12 years, was in private practice for four years, and interned at Alaska Native Medical Center, Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic and at HMC West Wing.
Dana has been caring for birthing women and babies for over 25 years and has worked in clinics and hospitals in the West Indies, The Gambia and Senegal. She views birth as a normal, physiological process, and enjoys sharing the evidence that supports natural birth while supporting women’s choice.