Located on the shores of Bde Maka Ska (formerly Lake Calhoun) in Minneapolis, Willow Midwives Clinic and Birth Center seeks to provide individualized care for wellness across the lifespan, including annual wellness exams, contraception, pre-conception, prenatal care and birth, breastfeeding, and all that lies between. Our small group of Certified Nurse Midwives and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners are proud to provide empowering, well rounded care that combines your wisdom of self with our clinical expertise.


We welcome people of all backgrounds, gender identities and family structures, and seek to be a place of comfort and familiarity. We recognize that your history, values and safety are important factors in choosing where you birth, and we offer a variety of options for a variety of people. Our freestanding birth center is a safe and intimate home-like facility for low-risk, low-intervention birth. We also care for people choosing to birth at the hospital when desired or medically indicated (Fairview Southdale and Abbott MotherBaby Center). Our midwives will provide you with up-to-date information to help you make an informed decision for your birth location.

We are an independent, locally-owned, midwife-owned and operated accredited birth center, and are in-network with most insurance companies for your clinic visits and birth costs. We recognize that often it does ‘take a village’, and are well connected with complementary therapists, medical specialists and community resources in the Twin Cities area when a referral is needed.

We are so glad you found your way to us, and look forward to getting to know you.

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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.