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Margo Nelson - Traditional Midwife

Margo here!  I am a traditional, independent midwife and the founder of Duluth Midwife.  I offer home birth and other midwifery services for Duluth and the surrounding areas. I am thrilled to be a part of the Duluth birth community and can't wait to see how it grows in the coming years.

The other really big hat I wear is co-running the Indie Birth Association, which includes podcasting, writing, running the Indie Birth Midwifery School, teaching for the school, and directing our yearly Indie Birth Retreat!


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Alisha Stoltzfus - Apprentice Midwife

Alisha is a new apprentice with Margo in the Duluth community & surrounding areas. She believes in the value of a traditional, community model of training and thrives with the “hands on” education. While also attending Indie Birth Midwifery School, she is also learning via birth conferences, workshops, and community events. She is so excited to share her passion for the art of midwifery care and thanks everyone for the opportunity to do so. 

Alisha’s first birth experience in a small, rural hospital was drastically different than the inspiring and empowering natural birth of her second in a birth center. The midwifery care she received during her second pregnancy and postpartum inspired her to take part in educating women on how important an undisturbed birth can be directly related to mom and baby’s health and well-being. 

Alisha is passionate about serving the community and strives to educate on wise woman care during pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum. 

Alisha’s other passions include caring for her two little girls at home, teaching piano, drinking coffee, cooking, and enjoying the great outdoors.