Willow Blog

Staff Spotlight: Ashley Janovsky, CNM

Role at Willow: Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) Birth Philosophy: I believe that every woman deserves a birth where she feels powerful, safe, and fulfilled. That how a woman births affects her life and all aspects of it. Birth is a healthy and normal process and women are strong in ways beyond belief. Trust is also […]

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When Willow Was Born

Long before Willow existed Cheryl remembers asking the wise and well respected Kitty Ernst in 2001 to come and speak to the House  Health and Human Services Policy Committee to pass legislation in the state of Minnesota allowing for free-standing birth center access for low-risk birthing women. At the time there were only 150 – 175 birth […]

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The fourth stage of labor

EARLY MOTHERHOOD: STAGE FOUR OF LABOR POSTED BY Cheryl || 22-SEP-2015 The fourth stage of labor isn’t the one you learn about in prenatal classes, but preparing for it may be the best way to be proactive about preventing/addressing postpartum mood challenges and ease you into parenting.  With some help, information, and preparation, you can develop […]

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Gentle annual exams/paps/procedures

A NEW APPROACH TO YEARLY EXAMS POSTED BY LIZ || 16-NOV-2014 We’re done with the archaic, cold, and humiliating ways of the past. Willow Midwives Women’s Clinic is passionate about providing modern health care where the first priority is you and your comfort . The dreaded annual visit, we’ve all had them, we’ve all postponed […]

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What is ‘gas’ in labor?

NITROUS OXIDE FOR LABOR POSTED BY LIZ || 11-DEC-2014 In addition to the having hydrotherapy and waterbirth available to clients of Willow Midwives we are pleased to offer a less widely know option, Nitrous Oxide.  This is a very safe option that is only available at the birth center. Nitrous Oxide Labor Coping Willow Midwives […]

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New CNM practice in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS HOSPITAL MIDWIVES POSTED BY Cheryl || 3-MAR-2015 Birth Medical Provider Team || Where Women Call the Shots Press Release Minneapolis, MN, March 21, 2015– Willow Midwives, a new Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) owned and operated women’s clinic opened in January of 2015. The first of its kind, Willow Midwives care providers attend births in area hospitals: […]

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Opening of Willow!

NEW WOMEN’S CLINIC AND BIRTH CENTER IN MINNEAPOLIS POSTED BY WILLOW MIDWIVES || 18-MAR-2015 Advanced Practice Registered Nurses Legislation Opens Doors for New Businesses Press Release Minneapolis, MN, March 17, 2015– The first Certified Nurse Midwife owned and operated Women’s Clinic and Birth Center opened in January of 2015, due in large part to a […]

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Candace!

STAFF SPOTLIGHT: CANDACE LUEDEMANN, CNM POSTED BY LIZ || 21-MAR-2015 Candace Luedemann, CNM Photo Credit: Meghan Pate Photography Role at Willow Midwives: Certified Nurse Midwife What is your birth philosophy? I believe pregnancy, labor, and birth are normal life processes. A woman’s body is smart, strong, and capable of growing and bringing a baby into […]

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Nausea in pregnancy

TIPS FOR NAUSEA RELIEF DURING PREGNANCY POSTED BY WILLOW MIDWIVES || 18-SEP-2015 For all the joys that come from pregnancy, there are a great deal many other troubles tagging along as well. One of the most prevalent complaints among expecting mothers are the spells and episodes of nausea they experience. Sometimes it comes unexpectedly and […]

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