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Holly Carpenter

Certified Nurse-Midwife


  • she/her
  • Practicing since: 2014
    • Spokane & Spokane County

About Holly

Holly became a midwife with the intention and goal to support people through all reproductive health outcomes and experiences. Along the way, she practiced as a doula, counselor, rural health outreach worker, medical assistant, and nurse. Her passion has always been to help folks make informed choices about their reproductive health care, their bodies, and ultimately their lives. She believes healthcare should be a partnership between providers and clients, based in mutual respect, responsibility, and compassion. She believes the ancient and innate wisdom of midwifery is the ideal context for normalizing and supporting folk's reproductive health experiences in our complex world.

Holly attended her Master's program at the University of California, San Francisco, graduating as a midwife in 2014. She practiced for her first three years at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska, which was a beautiful and humbling experience. After a few stopovers in Colorado and Idaho, she is now settled in Spokane with this team of intelligent, capable, and loving midwives. She is grateful to be part of a community that values evidence-based and compassionate care so highly, and works to serve every client with a personalized, empathetic approach.

Her clients and community would describe her as grounded, kind, non-judgmental, and often irreverent! 


Pitzer College,
Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and Environmental Justice

University of California-San Franscisco,
Masters in Nursing

Additional Clinical Interests

Reproductive justice, Contraception, Normal birth in high- and low-risk settings, Innovative care models in midwifery