Ana
Baker

CNM, ARNP

She/Her
Practicing since: 2001
Tacoma Clinic

About Ana

Ana has been passionate about birthing and reproductive healthcare for most of her adult life. After a series of healthcare experiences in her early 20s that left her feeling alone and unsupported, she knew there had to be a better, more supportive reproductive healthcare option. After reading Ina May Gaskin’s book, Spiritual Midwifery, Ana knew she had found her life’s work.

Ana practiced as a birth doula for seven years, working with underserved populations, providing all services pro bono. This work led her to pursue a career in midwifery, and after graduating from Shoreline College with her nursing degree, she worked as a labor and delivery RN for 14 years, first in a low-risk setting at Northwest Hospital, and then in a high-risk setting at UW Medical Center. Ana went on to obtain her MSN from Frontier Nursing University, a school steeped in midwifery history and founded on the premise that if the mother/birthing/pregnant person is well cared for, the whole family will be healthier and happier.

Ana’s philosophy of care is relationship-based, and her passion for building relationships founded on trust and mutual respect is evidenced by her clients who describe her as warm, nurturing, and straightforward. She partners with pregnant people to provide them with the latest evidence-based care, bringing together current technologies with time-tested traditional practices. Ana believes in cultivating and honoring the unique, innate wisdom in each one of her clients.

Education

Shoreline Community College,
Associate in Nursing

Frontier School of Nursing,
Master in Nursing

Additional Clinical Interests

Family Planning, Support of Physiologic Birth, Health Equity, Grief/Loss Counseling