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Midwives

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Midwifery services at St. Francis, a partnership with Allina Health

A certified nurse-midwife is a registered nurse with an advanced master's or doctoral degree and is certified by the American College of Nurse-Midwives. Midwives work with doctors to care for women during pregnancy, childbirth and after delivery. Midwives also coordinate family planning and general health care for women of all ages.

Midwives work with women and families through:

  • Pregnancy
  • Childbirth
  • Routine annual health exams
  • Menopause

Your midwife will provide holistic care that focuses on helping your overall well-being, nutrition and healthy lifestyle, while supporting your emotional and physical wellness.

During pregnancy care and childbirth your midwife will:

  • Recommend a combination of conventional and complimentary care such as chiropractic, massage, acupuncture, yoga, nutrition and exercise
  • Support your birthing choices, including water birth, and family-centered Cesarean services, as appropriate with collaborative obstetrics partners
  • Support your decision to use or not use medication in labor
  • Encourage use of doulas for continuous labor support, hypnotherapy classes for birth preparation and placental encapsulation

For your general care needs your midwife may offer:

  • Ongoing annual health exams
  • Pap tests
  • Birth control
  • Infertility evaluations
  • Menstruation concerns
  • Menopause care


Care Team

Join us to meet our Allina Health certified nurse-midwives!

Held monthly at St. Francis, our complimentary Meet the Midwives events give you a chance to speak with the midwives, ask questions, and hear more about what to expect when you choose a midwife.

Upcoming dates:

  • Wednesday, April 17 | 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Monday, May 20 | 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Tuesday, June 18 | 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

More info here.

Krista Kranz, APRN, CNM

Jamie Otremba, APRN, CNM

Viktoryia Petrusevich, CNM


Contact Us

Allina Health Clinic - Savage
6350 W 143rd St #102, Savage
952-428-0200

Allina Health Clinic - Shakopee
1601 St Francis Ave #100, Shakopee
952-428-3535