Shanna Switzer Anchorage Evidence Based Birth Instructor


Evidence Based Birth® Alaska 

Hi there! I’m Shanna Switzer, and I’m an Evidence Based Birth® Instructor.  An  Evidence Based Birth® Instructor is a birth professional specially trained in how to help families get evidence based care. I am one of only about 100 Evidence Based Birth® Instructors around the world!

I became an Evidence Based Birth® Instructor because I believe that every birthing person deserves a positive, respectful and safe experience. Sadly this is not a reality for most women, but I’m proud to be joining forces with professionals and parents around the world to ensure that things change for the better!

If you want to be empowered with the latest evidence and to take control over your birth OR if you want to help your clients take control over their births, then keep reading to find out what I can offer you.

What I offer








alaska birth services

Comfort Measures for Labor and Delivery Nurses

I am excited to bring Comfort Measures for Labor and Delivery Nurses Workshops to the Anchorage area!  Are you an L & D nurse who wishes you had more tools in your toolbox to help keep patients comfortable during labor?

By attending Comfort Measures for Labor and Delivery Nurses, you will not only get hands-on practice with comfort measures skills, but you’ll also learn how you can overcome barriers to providing comfort measures on your unit!

All nurses who register at the Professional level or higher will earn 3 nursing contact hours, and those who register as Super Users will receive a Comfort Measures Toolkit to take back to your unit and teach to your peers. Come enjoy an afternoon of demonstrations, discussion, and networking with L & D nurses from all over Alaska!

Upcoming Comfort Measures for Labor and Delivery Nurses Workshops:

August 18, 2019, 2-5PM
October 20, 2019, 2-5PM



Savvy Birth Pro workshop

I am excited to bring Savvy Birth Pro Workshops to the Anchorage area!
The Savvy Birth Pro Workshop (3 contact hours) was developed by Evidence Based Birth® to give you the skills you need to help your clients attain the best possible chance at evidence based care during pregnancy and labor.

Upcoming Savvy Birth Pro Workshops:
September 7, 2-5PM
October 27, 2-5PM







Evidence Based Birth Seminar Series

Evidence Based Birth® Seminar Series

I am thrilled to be able to present the first-annual Evidence Based Birth® Seminar Series for Anchorage-area professionals! At each of our four, 1.5 hour seminar sessions, we will cover hot topics in the birth field. You’ll get the chance to network with other professionals and earn midwifery, nursing, doula, childbirth
educator, and physician contact hours!

Topics and dates for 2019, each worth 1.5 contact hours:
Due Dates – September 12, 6-8 PM
Home Birth Transfers –  October 10, 6-8 PM
Newborn Procedures – November 14, 6-8 PM






Savvy Birth workshop for Parents

Ere you anxious about your upcoming birth?

The Savvy Birth Workshop for parents was developed by Evidence Based Birth®
to give you and your partner the confidence and know-how you need to have a more positive, empowering experience in the birthing room.

Dates/times/location coming soon!








Private Coaching for expecting parents and birth professionals

If you hire me to be your doula (or childbirth educator), as an Evidence Based  Birth® Instructor I will work with you one-on-one to increase your confidence  about your upcoming birth. As a client of mine, your eyes will be opened and you’ll feel much more at ease, knowing that you DO have the ultimate power and say in your care!  I offer additional private coaching for those interested in more one-on-one time with me, or those choosing not to utilize doula services.

My mentoring and coaching services are provided for new doulas and childbirth educators, and those desiring to enter the world of birth work. 

Contact me for more information!

Register for private coaching here


Evidence Based Birth Alaska – Continuing education for nurses, childbirth educators, doulas, physicians, expecting parents, and the community!