Alaniz, Gretchen, APRN, CNM | Northfield Hospital & Clinics


Alaniz, Gretchen, APRN, CNM

  • Nurse Midwife
  • , Obstetrics/Gynecology
Alaniz, Gretchen, APRN, CNM

Meet Gretchen Alaniz

Philosophy of Care

Midwifery care is a collaborative partnership with the patient at the center, based on a shared decision-making process that supports the goals and preferences of the patient, with the best, evidence-based practices available. Developing a partnership based on trust and caring is central to my practice. I am grateful that I have a part in some of the most important moments in my patients’ and families’ lives. My goal is to provide the best, compassionate and individualized care I can, and have fun while doing it.    

I love how unique and special each birth is. Being part of this journey with my patients is a true joy. As a Midwife, I feel we can make the world a better place, one birth at a time.

Personal Interests

In my freetime, I love to walk – especially near water, try new restaurants & coffee shops, spend time with family & friends, travel, social activism and read – I’m always reading at least 3 different books. Did I mention Coffee?

Languages Spoken
Special Interests
  • Natural childbirth
  • Breastfeeding support
  • New parent support
  • Supporting military families and veterans

College: St. Catherine University, BA, Family, Consumer and Nutritional Sciences, and Theology

College: Creighton University, BS, Nursing 

Graduate School: Frontier Nursing University, MSN, Midwifery

Internship: Women & Infants Hospital, Providence, RI

Certifications & Designations

Board Certified, American Midwifery Certification Board

Registered Nurse (RN)

Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE)