Meet Our Midwives
After her firstborn was delivered by an unplanned cesarean section a spark ignited within Bethel to educate women on their options and ensure that they have the knowledge to make the best decisions for themselves and their baby. Bethel is a VBAC mom, birthing at a birth center and at home.
Bethel began her apprenticeship in 1995 and was first licensed in 1999. Bethel has practiced midwifery in Alaska, Arizona, Texas, Haiti, and Oregon. With each new place she has journeyed to, her love and passion for midwifery has only grown.
Bethel is a Certified Direct Entry Midwife as well as a Certified Professional Midwife under the Bridge Program.
Bethel has been married to Kennon for over 30 years and together they have 14 children, by birth and by adoption.
Daughter of Bethel Belisle, Noa is no stranger to midwifery, after helping to "hold the flashlight" at her first birth when she was 7, it became her desire to become a midwife and work alongside her mother someday. That day came in 2015 when Noa returned home from college and was told that she was on call as a birth assistant. From there, Noa moved quickly from assistant, to apprentice, to midwife.
Noa is a new member of the Alaska Air National Guard and is enrolled at the University of Alaska, Anchorage pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Her goal is to get her Master's and use it to work with women battling mental health disorders in their childbearing years.