Alex Holding


Fiddlehead Midwifery
Bellows Falls, VT


Alex Holding is a Certified Professional Midwife. licensed in Vermont and New Hampshire. She attended her first birth at the age of four, and decided to become a midwife when she was 14. After attending Smith college and receiving a BA in Sociology, she began apprenticing with midwives in 2005 and was trained as a doula in 2008. She began teaching workshops on Transgender Competency in Healthcare, which she facilitated at The Sperm Bank of California, UC Davis, Maternidad la Luz and Birthwise Midwifery School. In 2010 she began formal midwifery training at Birthwise Midwifery School in Bridgton, Maine. She graduated and was certified by the North American Registry of Midwives in 2013.

Prior to attending Birthwise, Alex worked as a fertility counselor and counseled families on their preconception and conception journeys. She loves supporting people in all phases of their family-building process. From preconception and fertility counseling to insemination, prenatal, birth and postpartum support to wellness care, she believes in supporting families through each cycle in their journey. She brings a holistic approach to her midwifery practice, meeting each family’s individual needs and offering clinically competent, respectful and responsive care. Alex lives in southern Vermont and provides midwifery care in Vermont, western New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts.