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Willow River Midwifery 

Holistic, client centered care for your home birth 

including Rochester, MN  | La Crosse, WI  | Strawberry Point, IA | Waverly, IA |  Osage, IA 

and the surrounding communities.

Now booking Cedar Falls for Summer 2024. 

Serving families within 70 miles of Decorah, IA

What is midwifery care?


Midwifery care is nurturing, personal care before, during, and after birth. Midwives are experts in normal pregnancy and childbirth who develop a trusting relationship with their clients, which results in confident, supported labor and birth. Midwives are trained to provide comprehensive prenatal care and education, guide labor and birth, address complications, and care for normal, healthy newborns. This philosophy and approach is based on the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life events. The application of this model has been proven to reduce the incidence of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean section.

The Midwives Model of Care™ includes:

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

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

  • support

  • minimizing technological interventions

  • identifying and referring women who require obstetrical attention

Meet our team

Since 2002, Brenda Burke , CPM and the team have offered nurturing journeys

and beautiful beginning for our families. Willow River Midwifery specializes in holistic, client centered care. We take the time to get to know you and your family, your thoughts, and values: we empower and support you in your choices. 

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