Midwife Matters

Pregnancy preparations, women's health, and care options

Happy Mother’s Day!!

Picture 012From all the nurse-midwives at HealthPartners

we wish you a very Happy Mother’s Day!!


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Celebrate Midwives!!

Today is international day of the midwife!

Midwives from all over the world will try to raise awareness for the importance of the profession for women globally.  This is the day to call on the public and its governments to invest in healthcare in order to improve services, infrastructure, and reproductive health policies so that all women can have access to safe care.  Give your midwife a shout out or hug today.

HealthPartners Midwives 🙂

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Water Birth: What To Do

As I am sure many of you have read that Allina Hospitals has temporarily suspended all water births at their hospitals.  We are in the process of trying to get that re-established as quickly as possible.  In the mean time we want all our patients who have consented for a water birth to continue to have that option.  What you will need to do is sign a consent for Regions Hospital and make sure you meet their criteria.  They will be happy to accommodate your desire for a water birth.  At your next visit ask your midwife and she can answer all your questions and get your consent signed and faxed over to Regions Hospital.  Sorry for this unfortunate circumstance and know that we are doing everything we can to meet your needs.

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Take A Virtual Tour Of The Mother Baby Center At Abbott

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Now you can take a virtual tour of The Mother Baby Center at Abbott Northwestern Hospital.

Of course you can do both.  They offer tours every week.

Sign up for a free tour on-line or call 866-904-9962.


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Partners in Pregnancy

HealthPartners is now offering Partners in Pregnancy:  A great alternative to traditional prenatal care.

Beginning Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 9am to 11am, the midwives will begin group prenatal care.  The group will consist of 8-10 women with October 2014 due dates.   The classes provide individual health assessments,  group prenatal education and social support.  There is ample opportunity to ask questions with lots of time Pregnant_redspent with the midwife.  This is a unique chance to connect with other women who are pregnant and going through similar experiences.  Partners are also welcome and the sessions begin and end on time.

Click HERE to find out more about Partners in Pregnancy.

For more information or to sign up please contact:

Ruth Sheldrake at 651-293-8114 or email her at:


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Meet The Midwife

Please note the Meet The Midwife at Abbott (The Mother Baby Center) has been changed to Thursday, February 6th from 6pm -7pm.

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National Midwifery Week!!

This is National Midwifery Week 2013!  555942_676791132331463_2142164159_n

 Find out more about midwives and how they provide satisfying, safe and evidence based care.  Are midwives right for you?  Read more HERE.

Want to be Like a Princess? Use Midwives!!

Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton just gave birth to her first child using Midwives!!130723150642-03-royal-baby-0723-horizontal-gallery

She had an unmedicated, 11 hour labor that was attended by a team of 4 Midwives.

To find out more click here.


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The Midwife Solution

Today is International Day of the Midwife!!  To celebrate I am posting an article on how Midwives can be part of the solution to our nation’s healthcare crisis.  Read more about how adopting the Midwifery Model of care can do that.

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Healthier Births and Babies-With Midwives

Check out this article from the Wall Street Journal about Midwives…




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