Although birth is only one day in the life of your family, it has
an imprint on you for the rest of your lives.
WE HAVE A WONDERFUL TEAM TO SUPPORT YOU!
Molly Troumbly, TM
My interest in birth work began with the birth of my own children. After the birth of my first child, I felt so strong and amazed at the birthing process. I also felt very alone through pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. I wanted more support. I wanted other women who would speak strength and encouragement to me. I knew that there had to be another way. I wanted to be that woman speaking strength and encouragement to women. So I began with doula work in 2001. It allowed me to attend births while still being able to raise and homeschool my own children.
In 2013, I again wanted something more, and I began my journey into midwifery. I completed coursework with Midwife To Be, and an apprenticeship with Rebekah Knapp, a midwife with a very busy practice a few hours from me. We formed a strong relationship and still offer co-care and back each other up when we can.
In 2016, I started my own practice. I love serving women on this most vulnerable and empowering journey into motherhood. I continue to be astounded at the amazing love and courage it takes to bring a baby into the world. I am honored to be a guide and a protector of this rite of passage.
I was born and raised in the beautiful north woods of Minnesota. I am a wife and mother. My husband is my biggest supporter and we have been married more than 25 years. I am a homeschooling mother of 4 amazing children that I have been blessed with. When I am not engrossed in birth work and catching babies, I enjoy spending time with my family, kayaking & boating, and enjoying beautiful Minnesota.
I am always seeking to learn more about pregnancy, birth, and babies. I have completed Basic Disaster Birth Support Training, and maintain NRP and CPR certifications.
Molly Troumbly, TM ~ 218-910-0378 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
- 19 years of supporting women in birth -
Millicent Simenson, Arikara/Anishinaabe Birthworker
I am Millicent Simenson, an Arikara/Anishinaabe Birthworker. The health of my community is very important to me. I stay busy with many projects at Mewinzha Ondaadiziike Wiigaming and have been working on addressing long-standing birth disparities in my community, through improving access to Mino-Bimaadiziwin (The Anishinaabe Way of Life).
Through my projects and work, I support my community by promoting diversity in education, healthcare, and social support services. As a Licensed Practical Nurse Home Visitor, I support Maternal Child Health, focusing on ages 0-3 years for child development, and parenting.
In addition, I am also a: Certified Lactation Specialist; Certified Perinatal Educator through Commonsense School of Midwifery; a Certified Midwife Assistant with training from The Farm in Summertown, Tennessee; a Childbirth Educator; and I offer labor, postpartum and breastfeeding support to Bemijigamaag (Bemidji), and surrounding areas in Northern Minnesota.
I am always furthering my education and take advantage of advanced training and educational opportunities through organizations, while attending women’s circles and ceremonies. Currently, I am furthering my studies in midwifery as a Student Midwife with Heart to Heart Midwifery.
Sidney Newberg, Student Midwife
I have always had a heart for pregnancy, birth, and babies. When my mom had my youngest sister at home with Heart to Heart midwifery, I knew that was what I wanted to do. To be a midwife. I started talking with Molly and it confirmed that this is my calling. Shortly after, I became a part of the Heart to Heart Midwifery team as a student midwife.
Each journey with every family is so exciting and new, and I can’t wait to continue to learn. My formal midwifery education is through Charis Childbirth. I will also continue working with Heart to Heart to gain hands on experiences, and continue to do something that I have come to love.
I have also completed my doula training. I am available to support families through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum as a doula. If you, or anyone you know, is looking for a doula, or you want to know more, please check out my doula page on Facebook.
Pregnancy and birth are such an exciting and life changing experience, and I hope I get to be a part of your journey.