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Jana M. Swett, CNM

Midwife

Midwifery

Accepting New Patients

About

Professional Statement

I was born and raised in a small town in northern Michigan. Although I have lived in Seattle for 25 years, I am still a bit of a Midwestern girl. I have two wonderful almost-grown children and a menagerie of pets. I chose nursing as a career almost by accident, but when I discovered midwifery a few years later, I knew I had found my true calling. Helping women bring their babies into the world is the most rewarding and important work I can imagine. I joined Kaiser Permanente because I believe in its mission of excellent, affordable, and evidence-based care. It has been a privilege to be part of a practice group with dedicated and skilled midwives, as well as supportive and collaborative obstetrics consultants. I try to meet women where they are and help them make the best decisions about pregnancy, labor, and their overall health for themselves and their families. My practice includes well-woman care, contraception, and of course pregnancy care. The best part of my day is talking to women about their hopes, worries - even the many discomforts of pregnancy. When I help someone feel a little better, explain how their body works, or share their joy at the time of childbirth, I know I am doing the work I was meant to do. Animals have always been an important part of my life. I foster puppies for the Seattle Animal Shelter, and also do some amateur wildlife rescue. My family and I enjoy long road trips, but our favorite vacation spot is Hawaii, where I love swimming in the ocean and snorkeling with the sea turtles. Immersing myself in a challenging dance or yoga class or taking a long brisk walk in the Northwest drizzle is the best kind of therapy for me. Connecting with friends and my wonderful colleagues at work nourishes my spirit, and singing Broadway show tunes with my daughter makes me smile.

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Education

Georgetown University
medical school, 1991

Board Certifications

American Midwifery Certification Board
Certified Nurse Midwife

Personal Interests

Family, gardening, baking, and literature
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Languages

  • English

Practice Locations

Jana M. Swett practices at one location

Group Health Capitol Hill Campus