Dedicated to the health of you and your baby.

At Minnesota Women’s Care, women have the option of having their birth attended by a midwife or an physician (MD). Many women with low-risk pregnancies prefer to have a midwife for prenatal care and delivery. (Our team always works together to make sure we have identified potential risks.) Some women, for instance those with higher risk pregnancies, prefer to have a physician's care throughout pregnancy and delivery. Some women choose to combine the two options by having a midwife oversee their prenatal care and a physician attend the delivery. We will make the right recommendation to you to assure the best possible care for your unique situation.

Our commitment to the highest quality care.

There are times when a physician's care is essential and our team of experienced OB doctors provides the kind of thoughtful, individualized care our patients deserve. When a C-Section is determined to be necessary, one of our physicians will perform the delivery. There are other rare instances where a physician's care is necessary in the delivery room. Because of our team approach, our physicians are ready and able to assist in any circumstance. A team of professionals is always standing ready to assist should the need arise.


Amy Kelly, MD

Jackie Mahan, MD

Laure Waschbusch, MD

Elizabeth Rice, DO

Rachel Zilles, DO


Or phone 651-600-3035

New Patient Assistance

Direct Line: 651-269-2052

Email: referrals@mnwcare.com


What our moms say:

  • There is something so different about midwifery care that I was drawn to right away with all three of these women -- Sara Brown, Robyn Cox, and Elizabeth Radford. Right away I felt heard, cared for and in very skilled hands with them. Having midwives who considered my unique birth history and were committed to supporting my specific birthing needs, both emotionally and physically, was irreplaceable. Even though labor is very difficult, under the care of a skilled midwife like these women, it doesn't need to be traumatic.
    – Patient - Rachael
  • This is an amazing clinic! I find it such a cute place to go to for my midwife/doctor appointments. All the staff are very welcoming, respectful, understanding and patient (: . I would recommend any women at this clinic for their needs ! (:
    – T.T. - Minnesota
  • I just wanted to let you know our baby twins are doing awesome! I will never forget you. You saved my life and my twins lives, especially Olivia. You were such a blessing in our lives and I want you to know I really don't think we would be here without you. I hope you are well!
    – Sarah - St. Paul
  • I love Rachel Gates! She is so friendly and so so so kind. She literally can be my sister and we can talk forever! She answers my questions right away and knows what she is doing. 100% recommend her to be your OBGYN!
    – HealthGrades User
  • Every single person I encounter here works with a sense of professionalism and compassion for their patients. I'm especially blessed to be working with Lindsay Nelson who has made keeping up with this pregnancy a wonderful experience. I HIGHLY recommend this clinic and any one of their providers to any expectant mother!
    – O.L. - Patient
  • I love it here. Rachel Gates is the best. She gave me answers right away. It feels like we have so much in common that she can be my older sister. The nurses there are also the best. They're all friendly. Dr. Ott was the one who delivered baby. He is also the best. Stitches me up after my c section. He did a good job at it too.
    – H. H. - Patient
  • MN women's care got me in the same day because I was having some concerns with my pregnancy. This was my first time going. A week ago I had an appt with my normal doctor at a different clinic who was having trouble finding a heartbeat and was more concerned about getting to her next patient over finding out if my baby was okay or giving me any sort of peace of mind. I explained what had happened and Mn women's care got me in within a couple hours. An ultra sound tech offered to stay late to make sure everything with the baby seemed okay. Everyone I met tonight was so friendly and made me feel cared about. It wasn't about getting out of there for the night or getting to the next patient. They answered all the questions I had and explained everything they were doing. I will be having them see me throughout the rest of my pregnancy.
    – P.R.
  • Rachel Gates is the best. I see her in clinic and she never makes me feel rushed nor does she make my concerns feel silly. This is my first child and I feel like I am in good hands
    – S.A. - Patient
  • Highly recommend. I've always had amazing care. They make sure you are knowledgeable before making any health decisions. During 3 of my pregnancies they made each one special and as relaxing as pregnancies can be. I have nothing negative to say.
    – E.G. - Patient
  • Erin Epperly is the best chiropractor ive ever been too! She is honest in her work, takes time to actually help and make sure you are comfortable and are feeling better before you leave and your following visit
    – Anon - Patient
  • I had such an amazing experience with Minnesota Woman's Care. This was my first pregnancy so I was very nervous going into it but the staff is top notch! So friendly and knowledgeable. I ended up being high risk so I met with the ultrasound techs once a week and they are just the sweetest people and my midwife, Heather, who delivered my baby was amazing! I met with all the staff during my pregnancy and I don't have a bad thing to say about any of them! I'll def be going back for my next pregnancy. My son was born Dec 15th... a healthy baby boy!
    – N.Mc. - Twin Cities
  • I can't say enough good things about the care I have had and continue to have with Heather Dejarnett. She has made both my pregnancies enjoyable and I would highly recommend anyone to her. She is very knowledgeable and has always been there for me during pregnancy birth and postpartum. I will truly miss seeing her once my care is over with at MN Women's Care.
    – C.D. - Patient
  • Rachel was very informative and patient with all my questions. She made me feel at ease with all of my uncertainties as a first time mother.
    – J.H. - Patient
  • All the midwives and nurses here are friendly and caring. The clinic gives you lots of gifts as you grow with them. The care I received was much warmer than if I went to my family doctor clinic. I chose to be seen exclusively by midwives as I expected a midwife to deliver my baby and I chose to make appointments varying who I'd see so I could meet them all. Each time I met a new midwife they were completely aware of my past appointments and even my personal history. The midwife that delivered my baby did such an excellent job I couldn't be happier.
    – A.A. - Patient
  • I absolutely love every aspect of this facility and every healthcare worker! I have been treated in their OB department as well as reconstructive surgery with Dr. Ashford and treated myself to the services they provide in the SPA and am very satisfied with the care! The girls are so nice. Dr. Ashford & Heather DeJarnett are awesome and know their stuff! Kudos to the whole team!
    – V.F. - Patient
  • I have had a great experience with Minnesota women's care at all four locations. When I was going through an ectopic pregnancy they were the most attentive out of all clinics I reached out to. They helped me through every stage including surgery. Naturally when I got pregnant again I went back and was able to meet many of the doctors and midwives. Now I am about to deliver my first child and am so excited!
    – Anon - Patient - RateMDs.com
  • The entire staff at MN Women's Care is fantastic. My pregnancy required frequent visits and monitoring and I always felt they provided me with top notch care with a friendly, fun loving smile. I feel truly blessed that I found this practice and I would highly recommend the whole staff!
    – K.P. - Minnesota
  • Heather is wonderful! She made me feel very comfortable during my first visit. I can't wait to see her again!
    – A.A. - Patient
  • Truly a good clinic went to them all threw my pregrancy would definitely recommend this place.
    – D.E. - Patient
  • I enjoy coming to Minnesota Woman's Care because I feel like I am getting the best treatment possible and the staff makes me very comfortable. Dr. Ashford figured out what was wrong with me and why I was in so much pain when no one else could. He was with me through my whole pregnancy and even after. I feel like I am very well taken care of and I would highly recommend Dr. Ashford to any woman.
    – M.C. - Minnesota
  • I have been going to Minnesota Women's Care for a couple years now. I first went when there was only one MD and a couple of midwives. It has been exciting to see how it has grown. I started going to MN Women's Care for basic annual care and have stuck with them through my first pregnancy. The care they they provide is top notch.

    I love the option of seeing a midwife throughout pregnancy care and have had wonderful experiences with both Heather and Andrea. I have had more ultrasounds than most pregnant women generally get because of some complications and the ultrasound staff have been amazing too. I love that the tech's can communicate to you what they see and you don't have to wait to be told by the doctor. When I had complications the tech I saw at the ER couldn't tell me anything, not even heartbeat, that was scary (I do understand why she couldn't). When I went back to MN Women's Care the next day the ultrasound tech showed me exactly what she was looking at and what she found. That alone ensures that I will come back to MN Women's Care as long as they offer services. They really make you feel like you matter and that your concerns are real when you have them.
    – Anon - Patient - RateMDs.com
  • I am 39 weeks pregnant and have been having issues with sciatic nerve pain and groin cramping. Erin has adjusted me during both my pregnancies and has given me so much relief; from migraines, neck pain, to ligament pain relief, and now to my current issues. She is wonderful with her patients.
    – L.E. - Patient
  • The only place I will ever go for my pregnancies! Love MNWC!
    – D.C. - St. Paul
  • Julie Ann is very kind and understanding! She was very kind and helpful. She was not judgmental at all and I felt like she listened to everything I said and did a great job explaining everything to me that I asked about!
    – J.P. - Patient
  • Heather DeJarnett had such a positive attitude to make this experience a pleasurable one. She was so great that I forgot about the lengthy process that we've been facing with our fertility journey
    – WebMD user
  • Dr. Ashford provided a consult for my husband and me regarding our fertility concerns. He actually helped eliminate several fears, provided balanced medical information, and gave us practical advice on moving forward with our family plans.
    – L.B. - Minnesota
  • Dr. Mahan always has time to listen. There are many things I appreciate about Dr. Mahan but one that is very important to me is that I never feel rushed thru my appointments. She always takes her time to listen and is always present.
    – E.W. - Patient
  • This is the place to be for top notch women's health care. The staff is amazing and truly care about your needs and concerns. Having had the pleasure of working with all the core staff during my pregnancy I must say that it was the best experience I could have hoped for.
    – Christina - Minnesota
  • I first met Dr. Mahan 12 years ago. I came with my sister to one of her appointments, and I got to announce to both of them that I was expecting my first child. She has since delivered all four of my children. She is absolutely wonderful! She is more than a doctor to me, she is a beloved member of our family and we are so grateful! She is warm and genuine and makes you feel super comfortable. Her excitement in the delivery room is contagious - you would think it was her first delivery by her joy each and every time! I highly recommend her to all of my friends.
    – K. A. - Patient
  • Came for the first time yesterday after being recommended by people on Facebook and it was an amazing experience compared to everything we have been threw this pregnancy. I've always felt like we weren't getting the care we needed and that we were not important. I finally feel like we found the perfect clinic. Everyone listened and took the time to help me with my concerns and questions. People asked questions about my baby and genuinely cared about what I had to say... I was told at least three times they were happy to have me at their clinic! I am enjoying my baby appointments now instead of dreading them. I am absolutely in love with this place and wished I had made the switch sooner. Thank you ❤️
    – M.M. - Patient
  • Dr. Kelly is such a caring doctor. She adds humor to every situation. She is a doctor that sits down at your level and talks to you. She makes it clear that she has the time and doesn't make her time with you feel rushed. She is a great listener. She made my c-section exciting and 'fun,' (where sometimes it might otherwise be stressful and not the plan you had been planning on). I would highly recommend her to anyone. I am so thankful that she was able to deliver my baby girl. We will never forget Dr. Kelly, because she truly makes a difference.
    – N.H. - Patient
  • Dr. Erin is always more than willing to take the time to explain things to you so that you understand what it is she is working on with you. I have never felt rushed-even when she is busy. She makes it a priority check in and see how things are going since she saw you last and is always giving ways to achieve improvement in your health. All around I think Dr. Erin is an exceptional provider.
    – Anon - Patient
  • I've had two of my four children with CHCW/MNWC and #4 was by far my best experience. Highly recommend!
    – B.C. - Patient
  • Erin Epperly is my saving grace! I first saw Erin when I was barely able to move due to a sore back/pelvic in my first pregnancy. Not only was she able to relieve my pain but she has also been a great source for all of my first time momma questions and concerns. I absolutely love my appointments with Erin. I am always more comfortable and I always walk away with more information and pointers to continue care outside of her office. I feel very comfortable with Erin and feel that I can tell her anything that is on my mind, even if I'm crazy. Love her - would HIGHLY recommend her to everyone I know!
    – D.K. - Patient
  • I really appreciate Dr. Kelly's expertise and honestly. I've known her for 10 years, through 4 children and now working through the changes of turning 40! She has always been so down to earth and real. She's not just interested in my medical health but my overall well being. She remembers the little things even from years before. She's just amazing!
    – J.B. - Patient
  • My wife was recently seen by Heather DeJarnett. Heather gave knowledgeable information and very thoughtful towards our needs and wants.
    – B.M. - Patient
  • Every provider I've met with has been amazing. my favorite is Rachel Gates. would definitely recommend.
    – N.K. - Patient
  • Every single person I encounter here works with a sense of professionalism and compassion for their patients. I HIGHLY recommend this clinic and any one of their providers to any expectant mother!
    – O.L. - Patient
  • I wasn't sure what to expect given that this was my first time ever meeting with a chiropractor and meeting someone for my pregnancy sciatica pain that I've had my last pregnancy as well. But Erin has made me feel really comfortable and made it easy for me to trust her with my body. She thoroughly explains what she is doing so I don't become alarmed and also in a way that I understand. Overall, it's been a great experience!
    – M.Y. - Patient
  • My wife and I recently welcomed our first child into the world and had such a great experience thanks to Minnesota Women's Care. We had the opportunity to see 3 different and great midwifes and doctors throughout our 37 week adventure. These 3 women made our experience throughout the pregnancy fantastic, while answering all our questions and making sure we were prepared (as prepared as you can be for your first!).
    – J.D. - Patient
  • Today was my 34 week OB appointment with Heather. Heather is such a comfort to me and addresses my concerns confidently and thoughtfully. I've had so many great experiences with Heather, including the care of my first pregnancy and delivery of my daughter. Trusting Heather with my care has been easy and even fun!
    – L.G. - Patient
  • Minnesota Womans Care Woodbury is amazing! The office is super clean and everyone is so friendly. I had the pleasure to meet all the midwifes during my pregnancy and loved having Heather DeJarnett be the main midwife I went to. She always made me feel like no question was dumb during my pregnancy and always managed to find the perfect words to make me feel comfortable with the different changes that were going on during my pregnancy. She even managed to make it into the hospital to see how I was feeling after my labor and that shows her true passion and love for her job! Hands down Heather is an amazing midwife and I’ll be recommending many to be moms to go to her.
    – M.W. - Patient
  • My first two babies were delivered by Elizabeth Radford. The care that the midwives gave me and my family was EXCEPTIONAL. As a brand new pregnant mama, I was heard. I was not looked down upon for wanting to go into labor spontaneously and have as minimal intervention as possible. I was confident that in the event that an intervention was medically necessary during birth my midwife was more than capable not only “handle it” but to make necessary decisions to do the best for the baby and I.
    – Patient - Alyse
  • From my first experience to my most recent I have felt very well cared for. I am very relaxed about the whole process and have faith that my baby and I are well cared for.
    – Anon - Patient - RateMDs.com
  • Rachel Gates was very informative and patient with all my questions. She made me feel at ease with all of my uncertainties as a first time mother.
    – J.H. - Patient
  • MN women's care got me in the same day because I was having some concerns with my pregnancy. This was my first time going. A week ago I had an appt with my normal doctor at a different clinic who was having trouble finding a heartbeat and was more concerned about getting to her next patient over finding out if my baby was okay or giving me any sort of peace of mind. I explained what had happened and Mn women's care got me in within a couple hours. An ultra sound tech offered to stay late to make sure everything with the baby seemed okay. Everyone I met tonight was so friendly and made me feel cared about. It wasn't about getting out of there for the night or getting to the next patient. They answered all the questions I had and explained everything they were doing. I will be having them see me throughout the rest of my pregnancy.
    – Patient - P.R.
  • I had a great experience at this clinic. Couldn't ask for more, I had really great supportive staff and nurses. I would come back next time for my prenatal. Thank you everyone! :)
    – Z.V. - Minnesota
  • Heather DeJarnett is one of the best provider I have seen at MN Women's Care. Highly recommend if you ever have any issue with GYN.
    – K.A.K. - Patient
  • I will literally refer every woman I know to this clinic. From first finding out I was pregnant to my delivery at the hospital & now even in post-partum care we have had nothing but an amazing experience. Audrey Kopp is an INCREDIBLE midwife & always made us feel heard supported & valued during our appointments. The entire staff is kind welcoming & incredibly knowledgeable. We are forever grateful!
    – J.V. - Patient
  • Dr. Mahan is very kind and understanding, I felt very comfortable under her care for me and my twins. She helped answer all my questions and made me feel like I was in good hands. I was supposed to have a c-section because my babies were breech but at 37 weeks they finally turned and it was a successful vaginal delivery. She took great care of me in the operating room.
    – P.D.L - Patient
  • I can't say enough great things about this clinic. Heather DeJarnett is so personable and her personality is so welcoming every time I come in. I left my primary clinic because I felt I wasn't able to advocate for myself and I wasn't being heard. This clinic answered my high hopes in being able to have a say in what I want for my medical care. I have not had a bad experience here and I'm about to deliver my second baby with this clinic. Awesome job Minnesota Women's Care!
    – A.W. - Patient
  • Heather at Minnesota Women's care is amazing! I feel so comfortable around her she listens to my concerns and addresses them.
    – H.S. - Patient
  • Heather DeJarnett is always friendly. takes care to listen to my needs and concerns.
    – HealthGrades User
  • It's been a wonderful experience with Heather! This is my 2nd pregnancy with in 2 years and I could't have chosen a better midwife.
    – J.K. - Patient
  • Dr.Kelly got me through two very difficult pregnancies. I had complications that were scary and painful for me, but she made them so much easier to go through it. She spoke very clearly to me, made sure I understood everything and that I was well taken care of. She listened to my concerns and helped me find the right answer for me. There was a time that I had to be seen right away and even though she wasn't in the office that day, she came right in. I have never had a doctor more reliable. I don't know how I would have done it without her.
    – A.R. - Patient
  • Dr. Amy Kelly has been our OB-GYN for the past 8 years and my husband and I cannot say enough good things about her. She is a highly skilled and competent practitioner and surgeon. We have recommended her countless times to friends and family, whether it be for OB services or to have surgery, and never once has she disappointed. Whether it is a highly complex surgical procedure or the attentive care needed during pregnancy, Dr. Kelly exceeds expectations in all that she does.
    – S.D. - Patient
  • Andrea Brockberg makes me feel as comfortable as a woman can be during an OB visit. She keeps the invasive procedures as quick as possible. She is also very friendly and makes me forget that I'm at the doctor's office. It's weird to think about, but it makes me happy to come here. I've been seeing her for over 10 years, from pregnancy to annual exams, and I don't mind going to the OB at all because she's so happy, nice, and funny. Remembers my kids' names and my husband. Very personal and professional.
    – A.R. - Patient
  • I wasn't sure what to expect given that this was my first time ever meeting with a chiropractor and meeting someone for my pregnancy sciatica pain that I've had my last pregnancy as well. But Erin has made me feel really comfortable and made it easy for me to trust her with my body. She thoroughly explains what she is doing so I don't become alarmed and also in a way that I understand. Overall, it's been a great experience!
    – M.Y. - Patient
  • Dr. Kelly was my Doctor for my first pregnancy and did an amazing job! She had my health safety and well being as a number 1 priority all the time! I wouldn't choose any other doctor! Dr. Kelly is amazing and is very good at what she does!!
    – S.G. - Patient
  • I don't know why I even tried 2 other OBGYN clinics before I came here but I am glad I did! Third time's a charm! I saw several different midwives at this location and they were ALL fabulous in their own ways! Everyone made me feel comfortable with my choices and didn't try to sway me in any way; they always respected me. After I gave birth I received a nice card in the mail with what seemed like the entire staff's signatures! I thought that was a very sweet gesture.The midwife that delivered my baby was super nice and calm which I appreciated. I know I wasn't the easiest because I was pretty much rejecting every professional suggestion she gave me but I REALLY wanted to stick to my birth plan. She allowed me to make decisions without feeling guilty.
    – J.X. - Patient
  • Dr. Kelly is one of the best ob/gyns I have ever worked with! Her knowledge is amazing and her personality is even better! Dr. Kelly gives great suggestions for dealing with any questions or concerns that I have, and she knows the latest medical treatments. I trusted her completely with my prenatal care and the delivery of my twins 7 years ago. Now I continue to see her yearly because she is so personable and takes great care of me.
    – Anon - Patient
  • I have been going here over 2 years now. First when I found out I was pregnant and throughout my pregnancy and then I started seeing Rachel Snell for yearly check ups. She is very professional and nice. And makes me feel at ease. Highly recommended.
    – N.W. - Patient
  • I had a wonderful experience under the care of Sara Brown for the birth of my third child. Her calm, kind demeanor and patient presence made me feel relaxed and safe throughout my labor and delivery, and helped me have a successful unmedicated VBAC. I received excellent care before, during and after delivery. I am thankful to have found Sara Brown!
    – Patient - Emily
  • Came for the first time yesterday after being recommended by people on Facebook and it was an amazing experience compared to everything we have been threw this pregnancy. My last doctor up and retired on me 33 weeks into my pregnancy with no warning. Was also told my baby was dead for months by a different hospital/clinic but they were wrong. I've always felt like we weren't getting the care we needed and that we were not important. I finally feel like we found the perfect clinic. Everyone listened and took the time to help me with my concerns and questions. People asked questions about my baby and genuinely cared about what I had to say.. I was told at least three times they were happy to have me at their clinic! I am enjoying my baby appointments now instead of dreading them. I am absolutely in love with this place and wished I had made the switch sooner. Thank you
    – M.R.M. - Patient
  • We had just recently moved back to Minnesota in May of 2018, because we were expecting our second little boy and our realator is actually the one who recommended MWC to me. Our first birth was a little traumatic for our family and he ended up in a c-section. So, when I got to MWC and initially met with Rachel Gates (CNM), there was a lot of reassurance, encouragement and support through that appointment. Being a type 1 diabetic, I wasn't sure that they would want to take on a high risk pregnancy, but instead they were more than supportive and ready for the road ahead.

    [...] The whole staff at MWC is so nice, they get to know you and treat you and your family with such respect and kindness. If you have any need, I would recommend MWC as your place to go. MWC is the only place I will be going to during future pregnancies.
    – P.R. - Patient
  • Dr. Kelly is our "all in the family" physician and my daughters and I have been her patients for many years. Both in my own care and during the deliveries of my grandchildren, she has been encouraging, supportive, and exceptionally skilled. I continue to have the highest level of confidence in her care.
    – C.H. - Patient
  • Erin does an amazing job my feet have been swollen and the baby has been on my pelvis bone and every time I come in and she adjusts me she gets him to move. Also, she very knowledgeable I was having a hard time sleeping and she was able to help with that. I would tell anyone who is pregnant to go see Erin she does amazing job and is just so caring and friendly. I wish more Chiropractors out there would be more like her!
    – A.W. - Patient
  • What's not to love about Doctor Kelly, she listens to any concerns you may have and leaves you feeling so confident & calm. She wants to hear about your family and see how you are doing as an individual. She has been my OB for all of my kids and has guided my husband and I on this journey so smoothly. She gives great explanations for each decision she wants to make to help guide you on this journey which has always given me such trust in her to not doubt her choices.
    – M.K. - Patient
  • I'm so glad I am a patient at the best clinic in the world with the best OBs ever. They delivered both of my children (one who will be 9 tomorrow) and soon to be a 3rd child....I followed them from Allina to Dr. Ashford's clinic and so happy I did!
    – Angie - Minnesota
  • Dr. Mahan is amazing!! I can't say enough about Dr. Mahan. She's wonderful. She was my sister's OBGYN and delivered my three nieces and nephews. I came to see her when I was pregnant with my daughter and my experience was nothing short of amazing. She takes her time in appointments to make sure any and all questions you might have are answered, shes super nice and sweet and makes you feel comfortable! I just couldn't imagine seeing anyone else!
    – M.T. - Patient