Congratulations on your pregnancy! There are so many choices to be made about your pregnancy, birth and how you plan to care for your baby. It can be both exciting and a bit overwhelming at times. Whether you are still sorting through your options or are already committed to a homebirth, a hospital birth or looking to support your pregnancy or postpartum with time honored, gentle natural remedies our website has information pertaining to all of these choices.
We are traditional midwives located in St. Paul, Minnesota. We serve families choosing homebirth in Minneapolis, St. Paul, the great metro area (within approximately 1 hour of St. Paul) and western Wisconsin.
On this site you can read more about our services as a midwives or Erin’s services as a n herbalist. We’ve also provided a variety of articles to empower women and families to have a naturally healthy pregnancy, postpartum and breastfeeding experience.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. If you are in the process of looking for a midwife, call to set up a complimentary interview where you can ask your questions about homebirth or our services and we can explore the possibility of working together.
Our Philosophy of Care
It is our deeply held belief that every woman deserves care during pregnancy, birth and postpartum that is respectful, caring, collaborative and safe. A woman and her partner deserve time to build a trusting relationship with caregivers who will be with them during pregnancy, throughout the birth and during the postpartum period and beyond. This is called continuity of care and it’s a hallmark of midwifery care and part of what makes midwifery care so different from the other healthcare a woman is likely to experience in her life. I believe that decision making power rests with a family and that the traditional midwife does not act as an outside authority on high but rather as a fellow woman and mother, a trusted adviser who helps to sort through fears, feelings, hopes, dreams, risks and safety information to come to the best decision for each individual family.
Homebirth offers the birthing woman the ability to labor and birth in the privacy and comfort of her own home surrounded by birth attendants who allow a woman’s labor to unfold in it’s own unique manner. For a healthy woman, homebirth is safe and offers freedom from unwarranted interventions and the attitude of fear and imminent disaster that often pervades mainstream maternity care. Labor and birth is hard work but we believe that you can do it! Birth is a natural process in the life cycle of human beings and while it is important to be alert and ready to deal with any complications that may arise, we believe that pregnancy and birth should not be surrounded by fearful attitudes at the outset. of It is our joy and privilege to attend women and their loved ones as they make the journey through pregnancy, labor and birth and during the special postpartum time with their new baby.