Lakeside Birth Center
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Nancy Spencer's Credentials

  • Seattle Midwifery School, Seattle, Wash., 1983
  • University of Washington Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, 1976
Professional Licensure
  • Licensed Midwife, 1983, State of Washington
  • Department of Social and Health Services
  • Washington State Department of Health, Free-Standing Childbirth Center
  • Lakeside Birth Center, Sumner, Wash.
Professional Associations
  • Co-founder, Washington State certified Professional Midwives Alliance -- A select group of midwives, physicians, nurses and other health care professionals whose mission is to provide safe and healthy maternity care, to assure superior outcomes by agreeing to the highest standards of care, with devotion to continuing education, and regular peer and sentinel incident review.
  • Midwives Association of Washington State
  • Midwifery and Birthing Center Malpractice Insurance -- Joint Underwriting Authority: Appointment by Deborah Senn, Washington State Insurance Commissioner
  • Independent Midwives Association, State of Washington
  • Establishment Committee of Washington Independent Midwives Network, 1995 Secretary & Charter Member
  • Washington State Midwifery Advisory Committee: Gubernatorial Appointment
  • Childbirth Education Association of Tacoma
  • International Childbirth Education Association
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Better Business Bureau of Tacoma
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce
  • Birth Center Association of Washington State (1995 President)
  • Group Health Cooperative, Task Force, Licensed Midwives and Home Birth
  • Group Health Cooperative, Pregnancy Care Steering Committee Department of Health
  • DSHS, Task Force, Categories of Providers Issue Group
Professional Experience
  • Founder and Sole Practitioner, Special Delivery Midwifery Service, 1983 to present
  • Founder and Sole Practitioner, Lakeside Birth Center, Sumner, Wash., 1994 to present
  • Childbirth Educator: Green River Community College
  • Childbirth Educator: Olympic Community College Bates Vocational Institute
Private Practice
  • Delivered more than 4,000 babies in 30 years of private practice
  • Wife, and mother of four sons.

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