Dana Brewer

Dana Brewer Midwife at Birth Center of Baton Rouge

Dana Brewer is a founding midwife and clinical director of the Birth Center of Baton Rouge. She considers it a true honor and duty to be facilitating a cultural shift toward out of hospital evidence-based women’s health care in her hometown of Baton Rouge. It is a goal of hers to create safe places where the art and science of midwifery can flourish, where midwives can serve their clients with compassion and love.


Dana was born and raised in Baton Rouge and over the last 20 years has followed her healthy sense of adventure and passion for women’s health care to many different parts of the country and world. She caught her first baby in the Philippines and learned the true meaning of health disparities while working in the labor ward of a non-profit hospital in India. The Yupik women of Alaska taught her how important supported, unmediated birth could mean to a woman, her family, and her community.


Dana received a BA in English and Women’s Studies from the University of Montana and a nursing degree from Our Lady of the Lake. She had the privilege to graduate with a masters in midwifery at the University of New Mexico. She will always be indebted to the midwifery community, wise mentors and friends she made there.
When not working with birth center families she can be found practicing Bikram yoga, dancing in the kitchen with her family and friends, visiting her sister in Colorado or immersing herself in new experiences and cultures.