“When I think of my birth experiences many words come to mind, but if I had to choose one it would be joyous. Choosing North Star to attend our births was a decision I have never once second guessed. I have had three births with North Star Midwifery, and though they all have been different, I have wonderful memories from them all, thanks in large part to my midwife.
Aly cares deeply for families in their childbearing year. Prenatal visits were always something I looked forward to. She was full of information, comfortable discussion, laughter, and always what is necessary to make a fully informed choice. In my birthing times I have seen her need to use an array of important and necessary skills, and she has continued to impress and reassure me with her knowledge and level of care. I never felt rushed, uncomfortable, or like I needed to do something a certain way, but I always felt completely supported, involved in decision making, loved, and taken care of.
Postpartum visits are always thorough and sweet. I always felt like my baby was being handled by loving, gentle hands and that my and my family’s health and well-being mattered. I am truly grateful for the kindness and grace we received during our childbearing years, and I would choose North Star Midwifery every time!” — Brittany, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd time mom, birth doula and childbirth educator
“The care I received was how I had always envisioned health care should be but had never experienced before. It was extremely personal, caring, and full of laughter and hugs! Their whole philosophy is to allow you to be the decision maker in your own care. They guide and direct and offer their expertise to help you make a very informed decision but ultimately it is your decision as to what happens to your own body and baby. Having had this experience, I entered motherhood with more confidence and grace. In our culture, women are expected to be up and running 48 hours postpartum. However, Aly understands how counter-intuitive this is to bonding, healing, breastfeeding etc. and her approach encourages and facilitates a gentler entrance into parenthood. It was the best health care decision I have ever made.” — Lisa C, 1st time mom
“Aly provided amazing pre and post-natal care. She listened to us at every step along the way. She spent so much time with us and her demeanor was so relaxed that we were both sad when our postpartum care was finished. I didn’t want to be left on the sidelines when my wife was giving birth, and she went out of her way to actively include me in the birth of my son. I work in a hospital, and after working with Aly I’m quite confused as to why so many people put up with hospitals.” — Jim, 1st time dad
“From the first time I met Aly and Rebecca, I knew they were the midwives for me. Being a VBAC mom, I wanted a birth team that made me feel comfortable while still giving me all the information needed to make the best decisions for me. I always felt like I was given all options for each decision that came up along the way, and felt 100% supported in the choices I made. My home water birth was a dream come true, and my prenatal and postpartum support was truly amazing as well! Thank you Aly and Rebecca!” — Kathleen, a VBAC mom
My husband and I moved back home to Minnesota when I was 7 months pregnant with our first baby. We had the opportunity to meet and interview Aly and Rebecca over Skype while we were out of state and searching for a midwife to take over our care once we moved back home. Although we weren’t face to face, we knew right away that they were going to be our midwives. Their knowledge, experience, and compassion for centering their care on the family really stood out to us. Even though they took over care so late in our pregnancy, we do not regret paying full price- we were given the highest quality of care, established a solid and trusting relationship, and their services were worth every penny. North Star also offers a service where they bill your insurance and depending on your plan you may get a refund. As a healthcare provider myself, I know that the time and energy Aly and Rebecca put into each family is extremely rare, especially for the amount they charge for their services. Not only were all my appointments an hour long (and no wait time!), the majority of their time was devoted to my very long labor (18 hours!) and the days that followed the birth. They provided multiple postpartum visits (which is extremely rare to find in an institutional setting), but more importantly, they helped provide a positive and supportive experience as we transitioned into parenthood. We know that we received the best care possible and in the end, our experience was priceless. – Natalia B, 1st time mom
“My prenatal visits were always the highlight of my pregnancy. I loved connecting with Aly and Rebecca and being able to talk about what I was feeling with women who are so wise and passionate about what they do. I always left my appointments uplifted and ensured that I could have the homebirth that I wanted. The birth of my baby was amazing. I did it, and I did it at home! Thank you for the calm encouragement and care.
One of the main reasons we chose North Star Midwifery is the amount of postpartum care they provide. It was so nice to able to snuggle in with my baby and have Aly and Rebecca come to us for check-ups in the first week. Seeing them up to eight weeks made the transition from a family of three to four much easier.The consistent care from both of you made me feel important and strong. The relationship we formed instilled comfort and confidence. Thank you.” — Hannah, 2nd time mom
“One thing I love about North Star is that they not only focused on how I was feeling related to my pregnancy, but also how things were going in other parts of my little world, knowing that external pressures could impact my pregnancy and delivery. Every time I went to a prenatal visit, I learned something new from them (and this was my THIRD pregnancy! I thought I knew it all already).” — Sarah, 3rd time mom
“Throughout my entire care with them, Aly and Rebecca offered guidance and options yet always trusted and supported my choices. They gave me natural ways to keep my pregnancy healthy and their relaxed nature helped me stay calm as my guess date drew near. The birth of my daughter was long and hard, but they offered amazing support and comfort through every contraction and every concern I had. They kept me hydrated, fed and confident in my power to birth my baby. My daughter needed a little extra help transitioning after she was born, and Aly and Rebecca acted with calm reassurance. After this experience, I would never trust or want anybody else besides North Star at my births. They are a fantastic team!” — Dani, 1st time mom