A Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) provides comprehensive care throughout pregnancy, labor, birth, and the postpartum period. CPMs are skilled in out-of-hospital birth and practice in a birth center and/or home birth setting. CPMs obtain national certification through the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) and meet specific licensure requirements state to state to become licensed midwives.

Sadie began attending hospital births in 2010 as a doula in Duluth, MN. The following year she was introduced to home birth, gradually took on the role of midwife’s assistant, and worked with different midwifery practices in northern MN. Sadie began an apprenticeship as a student midwife at a blended birth center/home birth practice in Wisconsin in 2014 and completed licensure requirements at a higher volume birth center in Utah in 2016.

Preparing for birth in a rural area presents unique circumstances that can be navigated by tailoring your care to meet your individual needs and incorporating aspects of midwifery care. You may find that specific elements of midwifery care would be beneficial to you, such as assistance traveling to a hospital in Duluth, supplemental or local prenatal or postpartum care, birth preparation, childbirth education, or home visits. These services are available independently. Additionally, doula and monitrice services are made available whenever possible. Safe, accessible, and comprehensive maternity care is important in our community. Visit the contact page with questions or for information regarding sliding scale fees.