For prenatal care during pregnancy and birth center or hospital ob care, for waterbirth through epidural in Minneapolis or Edina, start with Willow Midwives PLLC.

Willow Midwives provides prenatal for your pregnancy and birth at our birth center with ob support at the hospital where we value waterbirth AND epidural as choices.

Willow’s roots go deep.  When we imagined serving clients together in 2012 we only knew that prenatal and birth care could be better and that clients deserved a provider who would listen. So in late 2014, Willow Midwives PLLC was established. Liz has worn many hats and was truly the doula that was needed for the birth of Willow.

The Birth Center

We individualize your birth experience.  Birth Center care is the model that best demonstrates a low cesarean birth rate and few interventions. 2013 Birth Center study. We are a CABC nationally accredited facility focused on safety AND on your wishes. Admissions are smooth and natural because the staff already knows you. Discharges happen soon after you and your new baby are stable.

Abbott's MotherBaby Center Hospital/Fairview Southdale Hospital

We are committed to providing the best care possible even if your birth will be at the hospital. Admissions are more procedural giving the hospital staff an opportunity to understand your history and your wishes. Discharges happen 24-36 hours after the birth. Those who desire epidural pain relief, or who have health concerns are best served at the hospital.


We are skilled and experienced providers of natural waterbirth. Currently, the hospitals are involved in a research study which has a very specific criteria allowing waterbirth for a few select clients. Existing global research on waterbirth supports its safety and it is available to all birth center eligible clients. To read real information about the safety of waterbirth see: waterbirth safety.