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The Willow tree

She plants herself near water. She grows more beautiful and flexible with age. She represents youth and playfulness, fertility, femininity, and profound spirit.


Cheryl Heitkamp, founder of willow

Willow Midwives was established to provide you with the highest quality experience while you seek care for your hormonal, sexual, reproductive and counter-reproductive health.

As I move into the autumn of my career, my vision is to provide care for you and your family from the position of a workplace and mentorship for midwives who welcome you warmly and professionally and provide you-centered care. Expressing your needs requires time so your midwife can individualize your care however your express your needs.

My vision includes serving employees well with a core value of fairness. I seek employees who value our unique brand of care, are proud to be a part of Willow and who bring hard work, creativity, openness and a commitment to balance.

Willow Midwives’ values serving all within our scope of practice, respect for you, informed decision-making, health promotion, education and wellness, clinical excellence and measurably good outcomes.

As a world citizen my favorite non-profit organization is: https://globalhealthmedia.org/get-involved/. As an ‘earth -responsible’ company, Willow Midwives commits to reducing waste by using cloth, reusable and low-impact products whenever possible.

I’m a true local. My family home was in NE Mpls, I went to St. Kate’s for Nursing and the University of Minnesota for my Master’s. My family, friends and relatives shaped me into the midwife I’ve been since 1989.

As a youthful traveler, I left a little of my heart in Bogota, Colombia. My own births have included: a pitocin induction with narcotic pain relief, 2 unmedicated home births, 1 unmedicated hospital birth and a Cesarean. I’ve worked in the HealthEast/Fairview, Park Nicollet and Allina systems, and two other birth centers prior to starting Willow.

Welcome to Willow Midwives!