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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.

Your health is not just about your physical condition; it's about your wellbeing. Certified nurse-midwives understand that and support you through all stages of life from growing your family to menopause.

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


Dawn Dahlgren-Roemmich, CNM


Krista Kranz, CNM

Dawn and Krista are well known in the St. Francis communities for their expertise; dedication to compassionate, patient-centered care and trusting relationships with both patients and staff members.

Contact Us

Allina Health Dean Lakes Clinic
4201 Dean Lakes Blvd #120, Shakopee
952.496.6700

St. Francis Health Services in Jordan
265 Creek Lane South, Jordan
952.428.1200