Meet The Midwife

I was born and raised in Interior Alaska around a large, loud and loving family.  I have four sweet children who were all born with the help of my amazing midwives.  My first time giving birth was so transforming, so empowering, that I began the long journey of becoming a midwife myself.  I will never forget what it is like to grow a baby, take responsibility for my health, take a proactive role, and give birth with my own choices at the forefront of my midwife's care, and that is my goal: to empower one person at a time to find their own strength, which greatly benefits the whole family throughout the child rearing years and the community beyond.  Each and every client's identity, culture, beliefs, and faith is respected, acknowledged and advocated for in my care, no matter your background.  There is a midwife who is right for every one, and every one deserves a midwife of their own.  ~ Melanie Hansen

Background, Education, & Training

  • Midwives College of Utah

  • Via Vita Midwifery Foundation

  • State of Alaska Certified Direct-Entry Midwife

  • North American Registry of Midwives Certified Professional Midwife

  • Midwives Association of Alaska, Treasurer

  • Alaska Birth Collective Membership Committee

  • AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers

  • AAP Neonatal Resuscitation Program

  • AAFP Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics

  • Numerous trainings, workshops, & conferences for continuous education

  • Apprenticed with the most experienced midwives all over Alaska in a variety of practices, small and large, homebirth and birth center, more medically modeled to holistic and hands-off (I chose an evidence-based, low-intervention, empowering, client-centered, holistic style after seeing harm caused by the opposite)


I'm here to bring traditional, honest, empowering prenatal care and birth back to Fairbanks...my Golden Heart Community!