After finishing my Bachelor's degree and starting a graduate program in another field, I was unhappy with the path I was on. I still can't recall how the topic of midwifery came up in my life, but once I did I couldn't stop searching for information about midwifery and birth. I started a midwifery apprenticeship two months later in January 2011 with a midwife in Arizona. She was my primary mentor for five years, during which time I also worked directly with 5 other midwives (many more if you count all the amazing mentors and teachers!). Over the last 6+ years I have attended home, birth center and hospital births and have taught hundreds of hours of childbirth education. Read more about my education here.
When I am not doing local birth work and seeing Duluth Midwife clients, I stay busy writing, creating content and communicating with pregnant parents for the Indie Birth Association, teaching new midwifery students through the Indie Birth Midwifery School, and planning our annual Indie Birth Conference.
But best of all, I was blessed with a daughter in 2014. She was (against all odds) born at home in Oak Creek Canyon on a hot July afternoon and she is the best thing that has ever happened to me. She took my education and passion about birth and mothering to a whole new level that I am so excited to share with my community.
- Margo Nelson