Traditional Roots Midwifery LLC

Phone: (907) 691-5991

Fax: (907) 782-4471

505 W. Northern Lights Blvd. Suite 203, Anchorage, AK 99503

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Traditional Roots
Midwifery & Herbals

"Birth can be one of the most empowering moments of your life. It is my goal to ensure that you have your baby, your way."


SneakPeek Now Available at
Traditional Roots Midwifery

No ultrasound just a simple blood test and as early as 8 weeks!
You do not have to be a client of Traditional Roots to test. 
More affordable than ultrasound!
SneakPeek Test Cost:  $149


Welcome to Traditional Roots...

I am a midwife that believes you have a right to welcome your baby into the world with gentleness and respect. As a Certified Professional Midwife, CPM, and Certified Direct Entry Midwife, CDM, I offer professional and safe, family-centered midwifery care during pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum. 

For low-risk women, a planned out of hospital birth with a skilled midwife in attendance provides a supportive and safe environment to welcome your child into the world.

Woman are generally more able to relax and enjoy their birth when they are in the comfort of their own home surrounded by loved ones. With Traditional Roots you will have the advantage of knowing exactly who will attend you throughout this momentous event. I happily serve women from all walks of life and many different religious beliefs. I currently serve the entire Anchorage and surrounding areas including The Valley and Girdwood.


I believe that birth is an empowering experience and also very personal. When a woman is supported to trust her body and the natural birth process, her body instinctively knows what to do. One of the many wonderful things about birthing out of hospital is you have the freedom to move as you need to and choose the position for labor and birth that suits you in the moment.

With my many years of experience, I can offer advice and techniques throughout the process. We will spend time in every prenatal building a relationship of trust and respect, talking about nutrition, education, and emotional support. It is important to acknowledge the whole family in this special time of life. With my training, I will monitor the mother and baby throughout the childbearing year, and offer nutritional and herbal support.

You will have the caring, skilled support of 2 licensed midwives throughout your labor and birth. I also work with your family during the postpartum time and offer any needed breastfeeding support or referral to a specialist.

I offer home birth and birth center services in Anchorage and the surrounding areas, including The Mat-Su Valley, and the Kenai Peninsula. Contact me so we can explore your needs and options to discover how to create you and your families ideal, dream birth.


Drug and Intervention Free

Birth is a Natural Process. With Traditional Roots you will avoid unnecessary drug and interventions resulting in a better outcome and health for mother and baby.

Birth Space

It's your baby, you should have it in a space you choose and control. Listen to music, walk around, eat and relax while you open to a new life and role as a mother. No pressure or exposure to dangerous hospital pathogens.

Supported by Your Loved Ones

You will have nine months to develop a relationship with your Midwife. In addition, you will decide who attends your birth and choose your best birth team. I highly suggest using a Doula and family members who make you feel comfortable and safe.


Traditional Roots accepts all insurance including Health Shares and Medicaid (DKC).

I also have an affordable cash pay rate with a monthly payment plan option. 

I never want money to be a deciding factor in your dream birth. Call me let's talk about your options. I'm sure we can make it work!


Client Testimonials

"I can, with confidence, say that Rachel Pugh is the best and most knowledgeable midwife in Alaska. Throughout my pregnancy, my prenatal appointments were very personalized, comfortable and informative. Everything I know about birth, babies and pregnancy I learned from Rachel. She is a fountain of useful knowledge that I find myself passing on to those around me, to this day.

As a first time mother, Rachel was there for me and my family in every sense possible. Anxieties were soothed, leaving me feeling powerful and ready for birthing my daughter. 
Every health issue that surfaced was dealt with immediately and with such professionalism and accuracy. I feel like a healthier person in general from following the treatments and regimens prescribed by Rachel.

Rachel holds prenatal groups and postpartum groups, where I met lifetime friends and had genuine fun while learning important aspects of my own care. I continue looking forward to these appointments to this day.

If you are seeking outstanding prenatal, birth and postpartum care, I urge you to contact Rachel. You will not be disappointed, but uplifted and taken care of in the most beautiful way."

Rachel is amazing! She is knowledgeable, calm, supportive, natural-minded, and passionate. Every question or concern that came up during our prenatal sessions was discussed thoroughly until we felt comfortable. Rachel went above and beyond many times during my pregnancy and postpartum time by listening to my concerns and offering support and information, checking in to see how things were going, providing referrals when needed and just being a friendly, caring face when I needed it. I had a beautiful, empowered pregnancy and home birth thanks to all of the information and education Rachel provided and her one-on-one attention and support. I will forever be grateful to have worked with her!


Free First Trimester Pregnancy Tips E-Book

Click the link below for your FREE Birth Social ® First Trimester Pregnancy Tips. This e-book is perfect for parents who discover they are first pregnant. It has information on when to see a midwife, all the labs that may be ordered, what prenatal care looks like with a midwife, and tips on morning sickness and common complaints of pregnancy. Enjoy and congratulations!