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Mat-Su Midwifery & Family Health

Growing Families Naturally

About Us

Mat-Su Midwifery was founded at our current location in Wasilla, AK in 1992. We soon realized that there was a need in our community for holistic, individualized care to be offered for more than just pregnancy and birth care, but for the entire family. So, in 2007 we expanded our business to offer services to families throughout surrounding locations seeking a more natural approach to health care. That year, Mat-Su Midwifery was renamed Mat-Su Midwifery and Family Health.

 

We are part of the ACNM (American College of Nurse-Midwives) Benchmarking Project, as well as accredited by The Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers (CABC). We were also voted Best Midwifery in the Valley in both 2016 and 2017!

Nurse Practitioners

Aubrey Spangler, ANP, CFMP

Aubrey Spangler, ANP, CFMP

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Aubrey Spangler is a mother, wife, and family nurse practitioner at Mat-Su Midwifery. Specializing in Functional Medicine, Aubrey believes using a spectrum of therapies offers the best and most individualized care to her patients. Her passions include nutrition as a lifestyle, women’s health, children’s health, and hormone balancing. Aubrey is very excited and grateful to provide families continuity of care through the spectrum of pregnancy to many years of episodic visits, well-child exams, and well-woman exams. When not at work, she is a wife, homeschooling mother of 2, nature adventurer, perpetual student, and wild-food harvester.

Darcy M. Lucey, ANP, CNM

Darcy M. Lucey, ANP, CNM

Advanced Nurse Practitioner/Certified Nurse Midwife

I came to Alaska from Montana over ten years ago with my husband looking for adventure and a chance to build a life somewhere neither of us had ever been. I worked as a nurse for about ten years, caring primarily for children and newborns. I loved nursing but wanted to build a career outside of the hospital, providing care to families. I became a Family Nurse Practitioner, and eventually a Nurse-midwife, and feel I have truly found my calling in the work I do now while being a great mom to my two daughters. I provide a blend of complementary and traditional methods to my patients and their families, and I tailor the care I provide to meet their specific and unique situation and needs.

Dr. Erica Wright, FNP, DNP

Dr. Erica Wright, FNP, DNP

Family Nurse Practitioner/Doctor of Nursing Practice

My husband and I are “newbies” to Alaska, having moved here in August 2016. We came to Alaska after my husband was offered a job and (like so many others) for the love of the outdoors. I worked in various areas in hospitals prior to becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner and now love working with the whole family during all stages of life. When I’m not at work, you can find my husband and I outdoors (we have a new-found love for fishing!), traveling, watching movies or spending time with our family and friends.

Sabrina Yoder, CNM, ANP, CFMP

Sabrina Yoder, CNM, ANP, CFMP

Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Certified Nurse Midwife

Sabrina Yoder, ANP, CNM, CFMP specializes in functional women’s health from puberty through menopause and beyond. Her experience as a certified nurse-midwife revealed the incredible and intricate nature of a women’s health and vitality in the midst of childbearing. Sabrina is certified in functional medicine which focuses on treating the cause of illness instead of treating only the symptoms. She partners with women to find relief from conditions such as PMS, abnormal periods, pelvic pain, vulvar conditions, bladder problems, and menopausal symptoms as well as many other primary care concerns such as thyroid disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety and depression. Her goal is to help women be fully alive in body, soul and spirit so they can in turn fulfill their purpose to the people around them.

Sabrina lives for the outdoors and loves Alaskan adventures with her husband and two boys.

Midwives

Darcy M. Lucey, ANP, CNM

Darcy M. Lucey, ANP, CNM

Advanced Nurse Practitioner/Certified Nurse Midwife

I came to Alaska from Montana over ten years ago with my husband looking for adventure and a chance to build a life somewhere neither of us had ever been. I worked as a nurse for about ten years, caring primarily for children and newborns. I loved nursing but wanted to build a career outside of the hospital, providing care to families. I became a Family Nurse Practitioner, and eventually a Nurse-midwife, and feel I have truly found my calling in the work I do now while being a great mom to my two daughters. I provide a blend of complementary and traditional methods to my patients and their families, and I tailor the care I provide to meet their specific and unique situation and needs.

Judi Davidson, CDM, CPM

Judi Davidson, CDM, CPM

Certified Direct Entry Midwife/Certified Professional Midwife

I became interested in midwifery when I was in labor in the hospital with my first son! I thought “There has to be a better way!” I didn’t find it before my second son was born, but I did find a doctor and a midwife to do a homebirth with my third son, then also a fourth son! What a difference there is when a woman feels in control and able to participate in the birthing process! God made our bodies to be able to do this! I trained first as a childbirth educator, attended lots of births as a coach, and then became a midwife through the apprenticeship model in Alaska. I also took an advanced midwifery course in El Paso, Texas. I’ve been delivering babies for 27 years now, and it is the passion of my life! I have a wonderful, supportive husband of 40 years, and 4 great adults sons with children of their own. I love hiking, kayaking, and spending time with my family…..but they all know I will be enticed away if someone goes into labor!

Jessica Sawyer, CDM, CPM

Jessica Sawyer, CDM, CPM

Certified Direct Entry Midwife/Certified Professional Midwife

Mat-Su Midwifery has been my “second home” since 2002. I trained as an apprentice here for 3 years and became a certified direct-entry midwife in Oct. 2005. I really enjoy working with our wonderful moms and babies, and with the other great midwives and staff. My husband and I have 4 children (born 1995-2003). My own birth experiences, ranging from induced labor in a military hospital overseas to a home birth attended by midwives, have convinced me of the importance of midwifery and out-of-hospital birth. I believe that in most cases this setting provides the most comfortable environment for mom as well as the gentlest and safest welcome for baby. I look forward to serving you during this special time!

Samantha Keller, CDM

Samantha Keller, CDM

Direct Entry Midwife

I have been a licensed Direct-Entry Midwife since February 2015. I became interested in midwifery after the birth of my first child in 2010 (at Mat-Su Midwifery). I was deeply impressed by how stable, competent and encouraging my midwives were during that process. Previously I had been considering a career in the healthcare industry, but could not settle on what to pursue. Slowly, the idea of becoming a midwife became an idea I could not shake. I started my online academic course with Via Vita Midwifery Foundation, then did “hands-on” training here at Mat-Su Midwifery for nearly 4 years.

I am a 2nd generation Alaskan with 2 daughters, a husband of 14 years, and a Siamese cat. I enjoy skiing, biking, reading, cooking and travel.

Registered Nurses

Joy Stouffer, RN

Joy Stouffer, RN

Registered Nurse
In 2010, I moved from Washington to Alaska and got married to my wonderful husband. He is my best friend, biggest supporter, and the most loving guy I could ask for. We enjoy living the Alaskan life by four wheeling, camping, fishing, etc. I would categorize myself as an outdoorsy girly girl. We don’t have children yet, but look forward to having them in the good Lord’s timing. I love Jesus and strive to follow him with all my heart. I graduated from nursing school at UAA. I absolutely love working at Mat-Su Midwifery and Family Health because of the relaxing and supportive atmosphere. I also work at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. I enjoy life and look forward to the adventures God has in store for me.
Heather Akins, RN

Heather Akins, RN

Registered Nurse

Marissa Van Thiel, RN

Marissa Van Thiel, RN

Registered Nurse

I was born and raised in Alaska and have been married to my Alaskan husband for over 11 years. Having worked as a nurse in hospitals in the past I thought I would only feel safe having my babies in a hospital, so that is where we had our first two. But then with the 3rd we suddenly felt peace about trying Mat-Su Midwifery & Family Health and we absolutely loved our experience here. We loved having our 4th baby here as well. Being a patient and bringing my kids here for care has been wonderful, and I am very thankful to be working here now, as well.

Marilyn Vink, RN

Marilyn Vink, RN

Registered Nurse

Students

Vanessa Williams, AM

Vanessa Williams, AM

Apprentice / Nutrition and Childbirth Class Instructor

I am a lifelong Matanuska Susitna Valley resident. I am a wife and the mother of four little blessings. My passion for evidence-based care began with my first pregnancy and birth. After a less-than-desirable experience I knew I wanted to help other mothers advocate for themselves and their babies. Teaching nutrition and birth classes is a natural fit for me as cooking and eating are hobbies of mine, and birth is a miracle that I can’t get enough of. I eagerly anticipate each new group of mamas! Finally as an aspiring midwife my goal is this: “Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.”- Mother Teresa.

Bailey Caple, AM

Bailey Caple, AM

Medical Receptionist

Being a part of Mat-Su Midwifery is an amazing opportunity. I love to help serve the families and staff here. Before I worked at Mat-Su Midwifery I never realize the bond that comes from having your baby in this environment. I’m not a mother yet but seeing the way the midwives and staff interact with clients is heartwarming and fulfilling. When I decide to have children of my own I now know that I can have my baby naturally like my body intended. These women that work at Mat-Su Midwifery have gained my trust and have opened my eyes to child birth and patient care.

Office Staff

Tiffany Mouritsen

Tiffany Mouritsen

Office Manager

My husband and I have been married for 10 years and have two beautiful children. I was so blessed to have the support of great midwives throughout my pregnancies! I have always had a passion for serving women and truly enjoy my job at Mat-Su Midwifery! I love getting to know our clients on a personal basis. I look forward to the fun adventures my growing family will have and the many conversations I will have with you!

Amanda Bottom

Amanda Bottom

Medical Receptionist

My husband and I have been married for 20 years and are lucky enough to have 3 teenagers to keep our lives full! We feel so fortunate to live in and enjoy this beautiful state! I am so excited to be a part of the vision of Mat-Su Midwifery & Family Health. The love and care that is extended to all the patients is truly a blessing. The staff and providers work hard on a daily basis to provide the best care that you as a patient deserve!

Susanna Biederman

Susanna Biederman

Medical Receptionist

My journey with Mat-Su Midwifery and Family Health started 13 and 11 years ago when my two daughters were born here. Over the course of the last 10 years, I have served as both a Birth Assistant and a member of the Community Advisory Board here, which has nurtured my love for natural childbirth and fostered an even greater appreciation for this amazing group of midwives and medical providers. Motherhood has been a joy and a privilege for me personally, and I love to encourage and mentor new moms. Over the last 7 years, I have enjoyed time as both a volunteer and staff member at HeartReach Center, mentoring young moms and peer-counseling women and men facing unexpected pregnancy. With my husband of 17 years, our family enjoys road-tripping in Alaska, from Deadhorse to Homer and everything in between.

Bailey Caple, AM

Bailey Caple, AM

Medical Receptionist

Being a part of Mat-Su Midwifery is an amazing opportunity. I love to help serve the families and staff here. Before I worked at Mat-Su Midwifery I never realize the bond that comes from having your baby in this environment. I’m not a mother yet but seeing the way the midwives and staff interact with clients is heartwarming and fulfilling. When I decide to have children of my own I now know that I can have my baby naturally like my body intended. These women that work at Mat-Su Midwifery have gained my trust and have opened my eyes to child birth and patient care.

Lidia Reutov

Lidia Reutov

Medical Receptionist

I’m happily married to my husband and am a mom of 7 children, whom I had here at Mat-Su Midwifery and Family Health! I am very excited to be working here because I have always had great relationships with the staff in the past. I look forward to bringing that same service to our current clients. I love my job here and all the new things I’m learning to do on a daily basis. It brings me great joy to meet new people and to help others.

My hobby is to study. I love to learn anything about alternative medicine, especially herbs, essential oils and harmful ingredients in our personal care products. I’m enrolling to study essential oils via American College of Healthcare Sciences and am very excited and looking forward to that this fall!

To schedule an appointment or a free midwifery consultation, contact us today at 907-373-3420. Our team looks forward to meeting and working with you!

Mat-Su Midwifery & Family Health

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2650 E Broadview Ave
Wasilla, AK 99654

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Phone
907-373-3420

Fax
907-376-7847

Hours

Monday – Thursday
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Friday
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

We have 24-hour on-call providers for both the midwifery and family practice.