As a board-certified nurse midwife and women’s health nurse practitioner, Andraya Hitchner, MSN, CNM, WHNP-BC, not only provides expert care for women during pregnancy but also offers comprehensive women’s health care for patients from puberty through menopause at Women’s Health Care Center, PLLC, in Helena, Montana. This includes well woman exams, infertility care, birth control counseling, menopause care, and more. Andraya helps her patients become their own best advocate through education and expert guidance, therefore, improving their health with compassionate, individualized care.
Andraya earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Humboldt State University in Arcata, California, and continued on to practice as a labor and delivery nurse for seven years. Meanwhile, she completed a Certified Professional Midwifery apprenticeship at Wise Women Care Associates in Grants Pass, Oregon, after which she provided complete pregnancy care for women seeking birth at home and/or in a birth center. After realizing the importance of the Art of Midwifery and the positive experience it provided for moms, babies, and families, Andraya became a nurse midwife and women’s health nurse practitioner. She completed her Masters of Science in Nursing education at Georgetown University’s graduate program in Washington DC in 2018. Now, her approach to pregnancy care includes integrating the gentle patient-led experience of home and birth center care into the hospital birth environment.
Andraya specializes in pregnancy and gynecological care to ensure the health and well-being of the patients she serves. She helps women create and follow plans for achieving their ideal health and well-being, respecting patients’ wishes every step of the way. Andraya focuses on education, nutrition, happily answers questions, and explains what patients can expect during their healthcare journey whether it be pregnancy and birth or one of the many health concerns a woman may have throughout her lifetime.
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