Prenatal Care Options


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Prenatal Care Options

At HealthEast, women can choose to receive their prenatal care from family medicine doctors or certified nurse-midwives at a number of our clinics. Babies are delivered at our Maternity Care Centers at St. John's and Woodwinds hospitals.

Prenatal care locations

These locations offer family medicine doctors and certified nurse-midwives who provide pregnancy care.

Cottage Grove Clinic
6936 Pine Arbor Drive South
Summerhill Professional Bldg
Cottage Grove, MN 55016
Grand Avenue Clinic
870 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
Hugo Clinic
14688 Everton Avenue
Hugo, MN 55038
Maplewood Clinic
2945 Hazelwood Street
Maplewood, MN 55109
Oakdale Clinic
1099 Helmo Avenue North
Suite 100
Oakdale, MN 55128
Rice Street Clinic
980 Rice Street
St. Paul, MN 55117
Roselawn Clinic
1983 Sloan Place
Suite 1
St. Paul, MN 55117
Roseville Clinic
2680 North Snelling Avenue
Roseville, MN 55113
Stillwater Clinic
2900 Curve Crest Blvd.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Vadnais Heights Clinic
480 Hwy 96 E.,
Vadnais Heights, MN 55127
Woodwinds Clinic
1825 Woodwinds Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125

Family medicine doctors

Pregnancy care and so much more

Family medicine doctors are trained in all areas of medicine. They can provide annual check-ups, immunizations and screenings, treat illnesses and manage ongoing health concerns as well as provide pregnancy care and delivery. One doctor for the entire family offers many benefits and is convenient.

Pregnancy care and delivery

Your family medicine doctor provides care and support throughout your pregnancy including:

  • Offer guidance on nutrition, exercise, sleep and travel during pregnancy
  • Help women make labor and birthing choices based on their personal needs and desires
  • Provide education, counseling and hands-on care during labor, birth and post-partum
  • Support labor options that allow the freedom to move around: massage, tub or shower, waterbirth, birthing ball and pain medication

When you see a family medicine doctor, not only will you be seen throughout your labor and delivery, but you can also choose to have the same clinician care for your child/children, spouse or other family members. One of the benefits to this care is that your child can be seen by the same clinician from birth through adulthood.

Care for the whole family

Many HealthEast family medicine doctors provide pregnancy care and deliver babies. In addition to pregnant women, all members of your family can receive their care from your family medicine doctor, including your newborn baby or older child/children and your partner or spouse.

Family medicine doctors provide pediatric care for all ages, including well-child checks and treatment of most child-related illnesses. Additionally, he or she will know the medical histories of all of your family members and may be more aware of the emotional and social issues within your family that can affect your child's health.

Family medicine doctors also treat most adult health concerns such as high cholesterol, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease or risks, skin concerns and common infections.


Family medicine doctors are trained in all areas of medicine and they can also provide pregnancy care and delivery. Download a PDF that lists these providers by location.

Jihan M. Abbott, DO
Family Medicine

Dina M. Andreotti, MD
Family Medicine

Elizabeth R. Burnes, MD
Family Medicine

Sarah M. Hammes, MD
Family Medicine

Maggi L. Johnson, MD
Family Medicine

Jennifer E. Kaiser, MD
Family Medicine

Jennifer L. Landers, MD
Family Medicine

Daniel E. Larkin, MD
Family Medicine

Lisa D. Livingston, MD
Family Medicine

Kristin R. Lockhart, MD
Family Medicine

Amy M. Medley, MD
Family Medicine

Anne Pearson, MD
Family Medicine

Tony A. Pelzel, MD
Family Medicine

Poonam Raje, MD
Family Medicine

Laurel M. Ries, MD
Family Medicine

Jennifer Robinson, MD
Family Medicine

Shumona Saha, MD
Family Medicine

Kerry L. Sheehy, MD
Family Medicine

Terra J. Shockman, MD
Family Medicine

Peggy A. Sullivan, MD
Family Medicine

Robyn S. Tabibi, MD
Family Medicine

Julie K. Vogel, MD
Family Medicine

Maria Vu, MD
Family Medicine

Elizabeth A. Wegner, MD
Family Medicine

Certified nurse-midwives

Certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) are advance practice nurses who have advanced education in midwifery and are certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board. In the United States, the profession dates back to the 1920s, and today there are thousands of Certified Nurse Midwives practicing in all 50 states. Visit the Minnesota Affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives.

What is a certified nurse-midwife?

The CNMs at HealthEast provide lifelong care for women including pregnancy, birth and beyond. Many women choose midwives because they enjoy building a strong relationship with their caregiver. Other women appreciate midwives' holistic approach to prenatal care, labor and birth.


Beyond just pregnancy care, certified nurse-midwives offer lifelong care for women.
Download a PDF that lists midwives and their locations.

Kaitlin Anderson, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife

Heather Bacon, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife

Bridget P. Bahneman, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife

Amy Bandt, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife

Jessica Bridgeford, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife

Kathleen C. Bruce, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife

Carrie J. Frantzich, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife

Sarah Hallman, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife

Melissa M. Hasler, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife

Caroline Hauger, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife

Sarah M. Holmgren, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife

Valor Hopes, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife

Natalie Jacobson-Dunlop, APRN
Certified Nurse Midwife

Mary J. Kempf, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife

Laura E. Leatherman-Clark, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife

Ann S. Oswood, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife

Katie L. Pehl, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife

Elizabeth Rowland, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife

Brie A. Zillhardt, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife

Karen A. Zimmerman, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife

Pregnancy care and delivery

Believing that pregnancy and birth are normal life processes, midwives tailor their care to the individual needs of each patient. They:

  • Offer guidance on proper nutrition, exercise, sleep and travel during pregnancy
  • Encourage women to make labor and birthing choices unique to their personal needs
  • Prefer to minimize technological interventions during labor and birth
  • Stress education, counseling and continuous hands-on care during labor, birth and postpartum
  • Support a variety of labor options, including the freedom to move around, massage, a rocking chair, a deep tub or shower, a birthing ball, moist heat, pain medication and waterbirth
  • Are qualified to administer medications, order labor epidurals and perform some medical procedures

When additional support is needed

Sometimes births become complicated, and additional support is needed. Certified nurse-midwives are trained to recognize and manage complications early and collaborate with obstetricians to ensure optimum care for women and their babies.

At HealthEast, we have special at-risk care units, on-site surgical suites and level II nurseries staffed with neonatologists and nurse practitioners.

Beyond delivering babies

Many people think of midwives only in connection with childbirth. On the contrary, midwives provide a wide range of services for all ages of women - from puberty through menopause.

  • Yearly gynecological exams
    Many women choose midwives for their yearly gynecological exams. Midwives also make an excellent choice for young women transitioning from pediatric care to adult medical care.
  • Family planning and pre-conception counseling
    Midwives are trained to provide personalized attention to the needs of couples as they begin planning a family.
  • Health maintenance and disease prevention counseling
    From caring for a woman's general medical needs to treating vaginal infections and counseling about sexually transmitted infections, certified nurse midwives often become primary care providers for many women.
  • Peri-menopause counseling
    Women today have more options than ever for managing menopause symptoms. Certified nurse-midwives can help them unravel the choices, from hormone replacement therapy to alternative medicine.

Meet the Midwives

We host a quarterly event where you can meet our providers. Current and prospective patients, as well as partners, friends and family, are welcome.


Meet the Midwives

You are invited to meet the HealthEast Nurse-Midwives. Whether you are already a patient or looking for a new provider, this free event is for you! You...

Register for classes at Amma Parenting Center

HealthEast offers childbirth, natural childbirth, breastfeeding, care for multiples, newborn care classes and more through a partnership with Amma Parenting Center.

Visit to see class descriptions and locations, check available dates and register online. For questions or to register by phone, Amma Parenting Center staff is ready to help you at 952-926-BABY.
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