MN Women's Care Provider Profile
Certified Nurse Midwife
Like many of our nurse-midwives, Leah earned her advanced degree in nurse-midwifery after years of working in busy hospitals as a labor and delivery nurse, charge nurse, and floor nurse. Once she became a midwife, Leah gained a ton of experience in both clinic and hospital settings. She has provided care to women throughout the lifespan including well-woman care, pregnancy, labor and delivery, and postpartum care. She is trained in both VBAC management and water-births. She has a special interest in working with teens to help them establish their own approach to a lifetime of good health.
About her philosophy of care, Leah says:
"I believe women should be a guiding voice in their heath care and should feel empowered by their health care provider! As a partner in your care, I will make sure you have the knowledge you need so you can make informed health care decisions for yourself. It is important to me that you receive evidence-based, individualized, non-judgmental, and inclusive care while feeling heard and supported. "
Background and Education
Bachelor of Science in Nursing | Winona State University
Master of Science in Nurse-Midwifery | Bethel University | Saint Paul, MN
What her patients say
One patient wrote to Leah with a perfect summary of what her approach means to women in her care:
“I have always felt heard and seen when talking to you. It is easy to see how much you love what you do and you are compassionate about those you serve. You truly have a gift!” -KT
In her spare time
Leah loves to spend time boating on the lake and doing outdoor activities with her two sons, two dogs, and her husband. She loves time with family and friends.