Patricia Young, CNM, WHNP

Trish’s journey in midwifery began during her undergraduate education in Biology and Women’s Studies at Luther College in northeastern Iowa. As she learned more about birthing practices through coursework and internships, she found herself feeling called to a midwifery philosophy and approach to women’s health care. She ventured westward to Seattle gaining experience as a labor support and postpartum doula, and met her husband along the way. She relocated to the Bay Area to attend the University of California San Francisco to earn dual certifications as a Certified Nurse-Midwife and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner.

She moved to Alaska in 2013 and began serving Anchorage families as a provider at Midwifery and Women’s Health Care. Over the last decade she has caught babies both at the hospital and birth center environments, and most recently focused her practice upon well-woman gynecological care, preconception, contraception, and perimenopause support.

Trish enjoys skiing, gardening, cooking, and being on the water. She has two children, a partner, and a lovable labrador-mix named Gertie. She will be completing her Doctorate in Nursing Practice in Spring 2024.