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 births as a doula in 2010 in Duluth, MN. The following year she was introduced to home birth and began pursuing the role of a midwife’s assistant by training with different midwifery practices in the northland as well as obtaining certification in neonatal resuscitation and CPR. During this time Sadie continued offering doula services and formed a postpartum group dedicated to single young mothers. Sadie began an apprenticeship as a student midwife at a blended birth center/home birth practice in 2014 and completed licensure requirements at a higher volume birth center in Utah in 2016. Sadie Sigford is a Certified Professional Midwife licensed in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Utah.

Midwives customarily provide comprehensive prenatal, birth, and postpartum care for their clients, however, you may find that specific midwifery services would be beneficial to you. Preparing for birth in our rural community presents unique and challenging circumstances that have been minimized by incorporating aspects of midwifery care and coordinating your care to meet your individual needs. It is my goal that expecting mothers feel supported by their care providers to safely access the type of care they desire, at home or in the hospital. Visit the contact page if you have particular concerns or questions regarding your pregnancy, birth, or postpartum period. Safe, accessible, and reliable maternity care is important in our community.