I've noticed that there seem to be a ton of us from Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota! I thought we could do a little localized check-in and see if any of us live super close by or have OB/midwife/hospital/etc. recommendations you want to share...
I'm Kate and I live in West Saint Paul, MN. DH grew up in Afton and I moved up here to be with him after we graduated from college in 2000. We have a ton of family in the Twin Cities. Our daughter, Ren, was born at Woodwinds in 2008 after I developed pre-eclampsia. We're trying again for a homebirth this time around; our midwife is Rachel Knudson and I LOVE her! She lives near Albert Lea but takes clients as far north as the Twin Cities (she'll take clients up to about 1.5 hours from her farm). I'm also training to be a doula, and I've attended births at Woodwinds, Regions and Albert Lea Medical Center.
It's nice to have so many of us up here!