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Nurse Midwife Services

You have the option of choosing to use the services of a physician or a certified nurse midwife to deliver your baby. Certified nurse midwives are licensed health care practitioners who are qualified to administer drugs, perform medical procedures and provide other technological interventions. We were one of the first hospitals in Minnesota to offer this service. Midwife services include:


  • Prenatal care
  • Labor support
  • Delivery
  • Postpartum care
  • Breastfeeding counseling and assistance
  • Preconception planning
  • Childbirth education

Classes available in childbirth education and breastfeeding.


  • Annual physical exam
  • Breast exams
  • Pap smears
  • Period problems
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Menopause and hormone replacement
  • Vaginal, bladder and sexually transmitted infections

Other classes related to women’s health are offered on a regular basis.

Family Planning, including, but not limited to:

  • Depo-Provera shots
  • Cervical caps
  • Natural family planning
  • Birth control pills
  • Emergency contraception
  • Intrauterine devices
  • Diaphragms

Other classes related to women’s health are offered on a regular basis.

Well-Baby / Well-Child (up to age 2)

  • Physical exams
  • Nutritional guidance
  • Immunizations
  • Developmental screening
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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO

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