Wildflower Midwifery serves families within 100 miles of Zimmerman Minnesota, including St Cloud, Twin Cities and surrounding areas. I have offices in St Cloud (inside the For All of Maternity Store) and in Zimmerman. I also offer all-in-home care for those within 50 miles of Zimmerman for a small additional fee. Office pictures are on the Contact page!
Your visits with me are unlike any prenatal visit you would have with a doctor. Our face to face time is 45-60 minutes. Family members are always welcome and soon-to-be big brothers and sisters love to help with appointments and bond with the new baby. Our visits are exactly that; a visit. Time to get to know one another while discussing all your concerns, joys, and plans. Midwifery care is ideal for first time pregnancies as we have the time to talk, plan and give support. My all-in-home option is ideal for families that already have children at home. You do not have to sit in a clinic waiting room or disrupt your other children's schedule for a prenatal visit.
Midwife care really is care with access to your provider. I am available for questions or concerns via text, phone or email during your pregnancy and postpartum.
I believe birth is a sacred process and the less we interfere with that process, the more successful and empowering it can be. You should be excited to share your birth story because you have been an active decision maker through the process. During our first visits we will discuss nutrition, exercise and natural alternatives to ease any pregnancy discomforts. All appointments last about one hour and give us time to discuss not only the clinical aspects of pregnancy and childbirth, but also the emotional ones. Adding a child to your family is much more than lab tests and measuring your growing belly. It's a major change whether its baby number one or number seven. As we get to know each other, we will discuss all aspects of the adjustment to a new baby in the family.
Our visit schedule will be similar to that of an OB/GYN; once a month until 28 weeks, then every two weeks till 36 weeks. Visits will then be weekly until baby arrives. After baby arrives you will have more frequent visits and support than is normal with an OB/GYN. Support in the postpartum is key to avoiding postpartum depression and increases successful breastfeeding rates. Following the birth I will visit your home at 24-48 hours, again at 5-7 days, then office visits take place at 2-3 weeks and finally at 6 weeks. I am also a Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). If your goal is to breastfeed your baby then it is also my goal! Having the same care provider for mom and baby in the postpartum makes a world of difference in successful breastfeeding.
Slideshow photos by Ian-peterson.com
Listening to the fetal heartbeat in labor.Listening to the fetal heartbeat in labor.
Labor in the pool. Some Dads like to get in to provide physical support.Labor in the pool. Some Dads like to get in to provide physical support.
catching the baby Baby goes right to Mom's chest and stays there as long as she desires.catching the baby Baby goes right to Mom's chest and stays there as long as she desires.
baby right to mom's chest after birth No rush to deliver a placenta or get out of the pool.baby right to mom's chest after birth No rush to deliver a placenta or get out of the p...
mom and dad admiring baby A calm, gentle entrance to the world for baby.mom and dad admiring baby A calm, gentle entrance to the world for baby.
adoring baby after birth Mom and Dad can announce the baby gender on their own time.adoring baby after birth Mom and Dad can announce the baby gender on their own time.
close up of mom and baby Cord clamping is delayed until the cord stops pulsing or the placenta is delivered.close up of mom and baby Cord clamping is delayed until the cord stops pulsing or the p...
placenta delivered The placenta is often delivered before the cord is cut or clamped.placenta delivered The placenta is often delivered before the cord is cut or clamped.
mom dad and baby in the birth pool Anyone can cut the cord including siblings.mom dad and baby in the birth pool Anyone can cut the cord including siblings.
newborn exam with parents watching After baby has nursed, a full newborn exam is completed.newborn exam with parents watching After baby has nursed, a full newborn exam is comple...
examining baby near mom Baby is examined right next to Mom.examining baby near mom Baby is examined right next to Mom.
measuring baby near mom Baby is examined head to toe!measuring baby near mom Baby is examined head to toe!
head measurement Baby is weighed and measured.head measurement Baby is weighed and measured.
midwife weighing baby How big is baby?midwife weighing baby How big is baby?
mom and baby cuddling Snuggle with baby in your own bed.mom and baby cuddling Snuggle with baby in your own bed.
Who chooses home birth?
A person who wants to be an active participant, wants to understand what is happening, desires a natural approach, and wants evidence based care.
Is it safe?
Multiple studies have shown that for a normal pregnancy in a healthy woman, home birth has better outcomes and more patient satisfaction than hospital birth. I am licensed in MN and by NARM. I am certified in CPR and NRP (neonatal resuscitation). See the page about homebirth safety for more info.
Is it affordable?
The total cost for midwife care is a fraction of the cost of a doctor and hospital. Many insurance companies will pay a portion of the cost. Some families find that with high deductibles, midwife care costs less than or equal to their out of pocket costs with insurance in a hospital setting.
Currently accepting clients with due dates in April 2021 and beyond. My practice is full until then.
Offering the following services:
Complete Prenatal and Postpartum Care for Mom and Baby (including lab work and ultrasounds)
Lactation Consultation (For non-midwifery clients also)
Private Birth Classes
Payments can be made with:
Cash or Check
Looking for a local newborn or family photographer?
Try Kali Eden in Big Lake
She does amazing newborn and family photo sessions at her studio or at select locations.