Biography & Education

Fra Na Ready is a certified nurse-midwife and advanced registered nurse practitioner whose focus is to build trusting relationships with her patients so she can provide a personalized approach to care that reflects their needs and preferences. With over 30 years as a nurse-midwife, Fra Na has a passion for caring for women and their families throughout the birth experience. She started the innovative Centering Pregnancy program at Swedish Midwifery. Prior to joining Swedish Midwifery & Women’s Health, Fra Na owned a midwifery practice in Wallingford.
  • English

Care Locations

5350 Tallman Ave. N.W.
Tallman Building, Suite 420
Seattle, WA 98107
Fax 206-781-6285
Affiliated Facilities
Accepting New Patients
Accepting Medicare



Board Certifications
  • Certified nurse midwife
Clinical Interests
  • Ballard
  • Ballard Midwives
  • Certified Nurse Midwife
  • Low-Risk Childbirth
  • Swedish Midwifery - Ballard


Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.3 out of 5 (36 Ratings, 6 Comments)


The provider suggested I have an ultrasound. She thought I might be about to have one within half an hour. She said she would check to see if it was possible, then return. She did not return. [...]

seemed very present and caring. I was treated as a whole person

Fra Na was awesome. She did a nice job of making my husband feel included

It would be great to be more informed about medical care that is being done, why such action is taken and if there is alternative treatment as well as all the pros and cons. I never feel informed enough and when I ask questions it seems to make the staff feel undermined ..or at least they come off that way. I only want was best.

several of the questions I asked she instructed me to just "read the after visit summaries" instead of answering directly.

We had heard very positive things about the midwife program at Ballard and were very excited about our first appointment. However, the midwife we met with, who was not the one we had requested, did not seem very engaged or interested in us from the start, but rather disgruntled. We only discovered toward the end of our appointment by happenstance that her records displayed an incorrect due date, and rather than the actual 4.5 months away, she was under the impression that the due date was one month away, although she had never asked us directly about the due date. Once the misinformation was cleared up and she realized she had more time to prepare us for our birth than she had initially thought, her energy toward us lightened. However by that time, the appointment was nearly over, and we did not come away with a positive impression of how we were treated or the level of rigor demonstrated in our appointment. In talking with us, various details we had mentioned were forgotten, including the due date, twice, and once we went to the front desk to set up our appointment, the due date was wrong yet again in their records.