Our Team

Although birth is only one day in the life of your family, it has

an imprint on you for the rest of your lives.



Molly Troumbly, TM

Midwife 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 ~ hearttoheartmidwifery@gmail.com

- 19 years of supporting women in birth -

Millicent Simenson, Arikara/Anishinaabe Birthworker

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

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.