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At Brainerd Lakes Midwifery we strongly believe that this is your baby, your body, your family, and your birth experience.  We apply the principles of informed consent in all aspects of your care, providing you with comprehensive, evidence-based information in order to make choices that best fit your lifestyle and values.  Our practice standards match those of the greater community of qualified and experienced MN midwives. We honor your choices and strive to respect and safeguard your experience.

See our testimonials page for more kind words on the midwifery experience straight from our clients!

The Midwives Model of Care™ is a fundamentally different approach to pregnancy and childbirth than contemporary obstetrics. Midwifery care is uniquely nurturing, hands-on care before, during, and after birth. Midwives are health care professionals specializing in pregnancy and childbirth who develop a trusting relationship with their clients, which results in confident, supported labor and birth. While there are different types of midwives practicing in various settings, all midwives are trained to provide comprehensive prenatal care and education, guide labor and birth, address complications, and care for newborns. The Midwives Model of Care™ is based on the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life events. The Midwives Model of Care includes:

  • monitoring the physical, psychological and social well-being of the pregnant person throughout the childbearing cycle

  • providing the pregnant person with individualized education, counseling, and prenatal care, continuous hands-on assistance during labor and delivery, and postpartum support

  • minimizing technological interventions and

  • identifying and referring clients who require obstetrical attention

The application of this model has been proven to reduce to incidence of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean section.

(Midwives Model of Care definition is Copyrighted © by the Midwifery Task Force, all rights reserved)



Midwifery care is on the rise, with more and more People choosing to explore their birth options and select what is best for their babies, families and bodies.  Where does your hometown fit in?  Check out this new image for MN Dept of Health statistics on out of hospital (Home or Birth Center) births in Minnesota!

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