D. Glen Elrod, M.D.
I graduated cum laude from Wabash College in 1991, with a B.A. in Biology and then earned my M.D. from Indiana University in 1997. I completed my residency at Bethesda Hospital in Cincinnati, and after completing my residency, spent six years in the United States Air Force. I have been in private practice since 2007 and one of my greatest interests in practice is promoting, caring for, and assisting women with having successful VBAC's. I also enjoy the fulfillment that comes with being able to provide personalized, family-centered care, even through pregnancy and births that require a higher level of medical intervention. I enjoy spending time with my beautiful wife and children, watching food network for ideas and inspiration, and cooking. Whenever I can find the time, I also love photographing our beautiful Alaskan surroundings.
Tara Elrod, CDM
I began my journey into birth work with my own personal journey into motherhood- the birth of my first baby. I emerged from the experience as a mother, but with little feelings of positivity and empowerment. I took a look back at the events and my experience as a whole and realized that I had not been an educated, active participant in the birth of my baby. I thought to myself, “That was not the way it could have been or SHOULD have been. There has to be a better way!” I vowed that I would do things differently the next time around. In seeking my own knowledge and wanting to pass it on to support other women, I became a Childbirth Educator and Doula. I went on to have my second baby- an unrestricted, unmedicated, empowering birth within a hospital. Wanting to have a larger scope of support and care, I went on to complete training and become a Certified Professional Midwife through the State of Alaska. I went on to have my third baby- born into the water, in the comfort and safety of my home.
I am passionate about midwifery care and supporting families in their journey of growing together and welcoming a new life. I love the intimacy that comes with the relationship that is developed between my clients and myself. It is an honor to be able to support a woman and her family in achieving a healthy pregnancy and a positive, empowering birth experience.
I believe and trust in the normal, yet extraordinary, process of pregnancy and birth…While birth is a normal physiological process that a woman’s body is beautifully designed for, it is also the most powerful and transformative time in a woman’s life. As a midwife, my duty and honor is to support the woman during the natural process of childbirth, walking alongside her in the journey, assisting her when needed, and assuring the well-being of her and baby- both physically and emotionally.
Hannah Haverkamp, CNM
I am excited to be the newest member of the team here at Integrated Women's Wellness. I'll have an expanded bio up soon!