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About Us

About River Valley Birth Center

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Our mission is to provide the best service and care for you and your baby.

We provide midwifery care to women in South Central Minnesota. River Valley Birth Center is the only licensed birth center in Southern Minnesota and we pride ourselves on providing evidence-based care with a focus on individualized attention on the needs of each family. We love what we do and will work hard to bring you a positive and safe birth experience.

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– Midwifery model of care provided by Licensed Midwives

– 30-45 minute long prenatal visits

– Availability of labs and ultrasounds

– Support of natural childbirth, birth plans and doulas

– Waterbirth

– Homebirth or birth in our birthing center

– 6 weeks of comprehensive postpartum care

Our History

2009 - Began Midwife Practice

Erika began attending home births and delivering babies as a Midwife

2012 - Planning Stages

Along with the wonderful community of St. Peter, we set out to open the only free-standing birth center in Southern Minnesota.

March 2014 - Remodel

We updated the birthing suites to suit the needs of our patients, including adding large tubs and hot water on-demand.

May 2014 - Open for Business

We started providing prenatal care to our first patients in the birthing center.

July 2014 - First Babies

We welcomed our first baby into the birth center in July 2014, followed by our 2nd baby only 48 minutes later!

Services We Offer

PRENATAL VISITS

You will be seen by the midwife that will be on-call during your birth with little to no waiting for appointments.

GROUP PRENATAL APPOINTMENTS

Group prenatal care has been shown to improve outcomes and to be a positive experience for the women who participate.

LABOR AND DELIVERY

We will follow your birth plan as closely as we can and provide the best experience possible during your labor.

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POSTPARTUM CARE

Postpartum care for up to 6 weeks after the birth. Breastfeeding support available.

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NEWBORN CARE

Your baby gets care in the immediate postpartum time from a midwife.

WATER BIRTH

We have tubs to accommodate a waterbirth and to keep you comfortable during labor.

HOME BIRTH

Fully equipped to travel if you choose to deliver in your own home.

BIRTH CENTER BIRTH

Home-like environment set up and ready for a comfortable, family-centered labor and delivery.

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"We had a wonderful birth experience! Erika is a very caring and patient person and a fabulous midwife! We had a very memorable homebirth with our son and are grateful to have had Erika assist in his birth. "
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The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.

-Mark Twain

Our Friendly Staff

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Erika Urban CPM, LM

Owner, Director, and Midwife

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Jennifer Hall, CPM, LM

Staff Midwife

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Joseph Urban

Property Manager and Co-Owner

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Rachel Knudson

Rachel Knudson, CPM

Birth Assist & Home Visit Midwife
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Elizabeth Heaps

Student Midwife
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Sarah Barbosa

Student Midwife

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Rachel Voigt, studentmidwife, River Valley Birth Center. St. Peter MN

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Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like to know more about the River Valley Birth Center email us at midwives@rivervalleybirthcenter.com or give us a call!

507-934-1565

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