Anna Van Wagoner is President Elect of BirthNetwork National, a founder of the Birth Activist Collective and Co-Director of Where’s My Midwife? Locally she is a Co-Leader for the Salt Lake BirthNetwork . Anna is a mother to three amazing children and has worked as a doula and midwife's assistant for five years before turning her focus to birth activism.
Anna, along with Kirsti Kreutzer, has created a unique event for Birth Activists everywhere to come together to build community and plan the birth revolution. This is event is the Annual Birth Activist Retreat. In 2012 Birth Activists gathered at The Farm in Tennessee. In 2013 they circled up in in the mountains towering above Salt Lake City, Utah.
In 2014 they are all calling all Birth Activists to join this Birthkeeper Summit, it is truly the Birth Activist Event of the year! All who gather will continue to lay the groundwork for a full scale Birth Revolution!
Anna and Kirsti hold a vision of all Birth Activists working together, supporting one another, and coordinating their actions, this is The Birth Activist Collective.
For the Birth Revolution to take root and grow everyone needs to unite!
Anna loves using creativity to explore birth issues. She has been known to give birth on street corners, organize flash mobs, use pregnant bellies to make bowls, and crochet a lemon shaped vulva that could birth a grapefruit.