Conversations on Health and Well-Being

Conversations on Health and Wellbeing: Midwives and home birth

Recent coverage by Minnesota Public Radio highlighted the complex situation for rural Minnesota families seeking birthing care.  North Shore community members asked WTIP for information about an aspect of rural birthing care that was not detailed in the series: midwifery and home birth.  How are midwives trained and what services do they provide?  Is midwifery legal?  How do North Shore midwives address the risks involved in rural birth?

In the latest installment of Conversations on Health and Wellbeing, WTIP Host Kristin DeArruda Wharton speaks with Sadie Sigford of Grand Marais, a certified professional midwife, to learn more about midwifery and home birth in Minnesota.