Upholding Standards for Midwives in Minnesota
Historically, midwives and mothers were women. As a traditional guild that trains by apprenticeship, we welcome all individuals and every birthing family with love and dignity. We reject discrimination of any kind and foster acceptance of the rights of all birthing families.
Our goals are...
To promote and protect the midwifery model of care in Minnesota.
To provide and maintain a clear and concise Standard Of Care document that reflects the midwifery model as determined by traditional midwives and to make the Minnesota Midwives Guild Standards Of Care available to traditional midwives.
To update the Standards Of Care by conducting annual revisions meetings to obtain input from the greater community of traditional midwives regarding practice guidelines.
To maintain practice guidelines and protocols that address the needs of licensed traditional midwives in the state of Minnesota.
To offer continuing education opportunities to the community of traditional midwives.
The Minnesota Midwives Guild is the recognized guardian for the Minnesota Midwives Guild Standards of Care document. We also provide this website for the public to download the Standards of Care as well as post our meeting dates.
Our next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday October 17, 2018. Location and time TBD.
Revision proposals and other agenda items must be sent to our Secretary no later than one month before the meeting. Email is fine.
Board Of Directors
Tracey Lapointe, TM
Jean Hartley, LM, CPM
Brenda Burke, CPM, TM
Sylvia Kosloski, TM, DEM
Jeanne Bazille, TM, CPM
Ximena Rojas Garcia, TM, RN
Bonnie Critchfield, TM
Molly Troumbly, TM
Maureen Dahl, LM, CPM, FCP, NFPNM
Charrie Van Vleet Doula
Margo Nelson, TM